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New Layer or change in egg coloring

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ambe0487, May 26, 2016.

  1. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really confused on age of laying hens. I have 4 hen's that are 26 weeks or so and 2 that are 17 weeks. The older ones have been giving me eggs for a couple weeks. On a typical day I get 2 blue/green and 2 olive however, yesterday I got 3 blue/green and 1 olive.

    They don't change their egg colors so should I assume I have a new layer at 17 weeks?
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Looks like [​IMG]

    You should be able to tell which of your younger birds it is by the color and plumpness of her comb.
     
  3. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the two that it could be

    Blondie[​IMG]
    She has turned red recently, however I figure with her being a Buff Orpington that 17 weeks would be way too early.

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    This is Jet, as you can see it's hard to tell if she is getting really red. I have noticed her wattles are getting a lot bigger in the last couple weeks and she is getting wider in her fluff butt.
     
  4. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking at photos, I think it's Jet. She is looking awfully purple in her waddles.

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  5. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness... I'm an idiot. It would have to be Jet because Blondie will lay a brown egg! :rolleyes::th :smack
     

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