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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 3520, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. 3520

    3520 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! i have 5 hens who are the best layers in the entire universe!I have an australorp,wyandotte,amber link,black sex link,and isa brown.but, problem is i cannot tell who's eggs are who's.i can see they are all different,but i still don't know who laid them.anyone?





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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, 3520, and :welcome. Great to have you here! I'm not exactly sure how to tell short of catching each one in the act! Here's a link to a table that may at least assist you in categorizing your eggs to a degree. Good luck to you! Beautiful birds, by the way! http://www.roosterbooster.co.uk/egg_colours.html
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad to have you join us.

    I have a camera in my nests - that's the only way I could have ever told who layed what egg when they were young pullets.

    But even so, now that I no longer try to watch - and still cannot tell by egg characteristics who laid today [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. CiceroXY

    CiceroXY Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens 3520 !! I hope you enjoy it and the camaraderie here and everybody that goes nuts over chickens (me being one of them....) Have fun! And ask questions!
     
  7. 3520

    3520 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the link,redsoxs, it gave me some ideas on whose egg is whose.
    here is a pic of the egg i think belongs to my australorp.



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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  10. RRLaney

    RRLaney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there! Love your chicken pictures! I also have red sex links and australorpes and it took me a while to figure out who is laying what. It's still difficult to tell so I usually have to catch them in the act. I've been labeling and taking pictures in hopes of getting better at it.
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    For reference:
    Olena and Margaery (Marg) are australorpes
    Dany, Meli, Sansa and Myrcella are sex links

    Some lay speckled eggs, some are rounder than others...but the shades seem to vary quite a bit. I feel like Dany's eggs are always different colors.
    The other thing that helps is I've learned what time of day certain chickens tend to lay.
    It's fun getting to know your chickens, good luck!
     

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