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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FarmalI, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. FarmalI

    FarmalI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there any way to tell which chicken lays what egg?
     
  2. PO in MO

    PO in MO Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know how you'd do that without separating them or putting a video camera on the nest box and marking your chickens. I get some small eggs and some misshaped eggs and have wondered which chicken is doing it. I suspect the small egg is coming from my runt barred rock the misshaped I don't know. They all taste the same. I sell when I have extras and just keep the abnormal or small ones for myself.
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    A little food coloring on the vent should tell you.
     
  4. FarmalI

    FarmalI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so just put some drops on the vent
     
  5. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can actually out the drops kind of IN their vent. I have heard of people doing that. I just rig up a nest box that will lock in whoever enters and keep my eye out for when a hen is in there. The egg in the box belongs to the hen trapped in the box. It is kind of a time intensive project though.
     
  6. FarmalI

    FarmalI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do you rig it to keep them in?
     

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