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new egg layer, but WHO?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by imzadi, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. imzadi

    imzadi Chirping

    Sep 19, 2012
    Ok...here is a quick run down of my flock:

    1. 3 red star pullets, about 22 weeks: not laying yet...that I know of. One is reddening up in comb and waddle, the others are still quite pale in this area. They are good sized though.

    2. 2 Rhode Island Reds: just started laying, about 3 - 4 eggs per week.

    3. an older New Hampshire Red: laying about 2 - 4 per week

    4. A wyandote, bantum, laying the CUTIEST little WHITE eggs about 2 - 4 per week.

    5. A light brahma, bantum, not laying yet (that I know of), but...she is the same age as the wyandote from the same farm, and is VERY red. We wonder if she has a nest somewhere in the yard

    6. Silkie mix with something....not sure. She doesn't have a comb or waddle that I know of so not sure if she's "reddening" there. she is about 18 weeks. Don't think she's laying.

    Ok...my question, as I said, my Wyandote layes the cuttest little WHITE eggs you've ever seen. I know these are her's as I've seen her lay them. the other day, my NH laid me one (I saw here in the nest) a nice brown one. One of my RIR laid one (i know there's too)...and then, appeared in the nest the NH laid in...and LARGE WHITE ONE! As it had some blood on it, we figured that Queenie (the lace wyandote) had laid a really big one. But, then, later in the day...SHE lays one so nope, it wasn't hers! Have NO idea who laid this new add especially since ALL of my chickies are supposed to lay...brown eggs. Actually, this NEW one is a really pretty cream. Could it be my silkie mix? Doubt it...she's REALLY small...but a really pretty cream color.

    Now, I'm not complaining...just really curious who else is laying?

    Thanks for any help with this mystery :)

  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    You might have some mixes if they are laying white eggs. Do you have any pictures??
  3. BroosterSpringsteen

    BroosterSpringsteen Songster

    May 15, 2011
    NW North Carolina
    Those egg mysteries can be really tricky to solve sometimes [​IMG]

    One thing to consider is that egg color can sometimes vary from day to day. Most of mine haven't varied much, but I have had a couple of chickens throw me off by laying mostly light brown eggs, and then randomly one day lay a near-white egg. Since brown layers are actually making white eggs and then coating them brown with a mucous gland, I guess it has something to do with temporary changes in the gland? I'm no scientist, but I've definitely seen it happen.
  4. imzadi

    imzadi Chirping

    Sep 19, 2012

    They aren't sure of the snow :)

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