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New Layer??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RanchRichey, Feb 13, 2018.

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  1. RanchRichey

    RanchRichey Songster

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    IMG_1519.JPG So these eggs are from my current 3 layers.
    L to R: Golden Sexlink, EE, Black Australorp.

    Today I found a "slightly" different egg that could be the Australorp, but the shape a little heavier at the bottom and the shell is smoother than her typical which leads me to believe it might be one of our 22-23 week pullets:

    It's the one to the far Right in this pic compared to 2 other BA eggs.
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    So 2 questions:

    Do you think this is from a new layer?

    And who is the likely Culpret?

    1) Barred Rock- no official squatting observed (hoping its her despite the Squatting)
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    2) Mystery Chick- Squatting noted 2 days ago (was hoping for a more interesting egg from her)
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    3) Black Copper Marans - Some Squatting 1-2 days ago (hopefully not!!) IMG_1509.JPG
     
  2. Lamaremybabies

    Lamaremybabies Crowing

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    Looks like the eggs my Barred Rocks lay
     
  3. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Enabler Premium Member

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    Are they all pullet eggs or are they all larger eggs?

    If they are all large eggs then I don't think you have a new layer just yet.
     
  4. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Crowing

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    Who knows, they all look like they could lay any day.
     
  5. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

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    Check their pelvic bones to know. Three fingers is a layer.
     
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  6. RanchRichey

    RanchRichey Songster

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    My other Chickens are 2 years old. The sex link and EE eggs are typically jumbo and X-L respectively. The Australorp usually lays a medium egg. This is in the medium weight range.
     
  7. RanchRichey

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    They all have 2-3 finger spacing, and moist vents
     

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