New to group, egg question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mama22jaynes, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. mama22jaynes

    mama22jaynes New Egg

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    Hello all. We have a very small flock. A total of 6. We ordered day old females who are now a little over 5 mo old. One ea RIR, White Leghorn, Buff Orpington, Plymouth Rock, Jersey Giant, and we acquired an ISA Brown Roo who was 5 mos old when our "girls" were 3 mos.

    We discovered our White Leghorn is also a Roo. So far there is no fighting, and the girls aren't overly "burdened."

    Here's the question. Someone started laying eggs right at 5 mos. Given our diverse flock, we have no idea who the eggs are from. We looked online but that wasn't very helpful.

    I've attached a pic, anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I'd guess the Rock...but could be any of them except the leghorn of course.

    Examine vents and pelvic points to know for sure.
    Vent:
    Dry, tight, and smaller - usually not laying.
    Moist, wide, and larger - usually laying

    Pelvic Points 2 bony points(pelvic bones) on either side of vent:
    Less than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means not laying.
    More than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means laying.
     
  3. mama22jaynes

    mama22jaynes New Egg

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    Makes sense. Thanks!
     

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