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One or two.... and who did it?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cejunes, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. cejunes

    cejunes Songster

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    I have an older hen that lays brown eggs and I'm not sure if one of my pullets has started laying. I have posted pics of the eggs side by side. Help me out if you can, do I have one brown egg layer or two? I have not picked up two brown eggs in the same day so I'm not sure. Can eggs color change that much with a single hen?

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  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Normally, a color change is lighter in progression. Not light, darker, lighter, darker. They get lighter as time goes on.

    I suspect you have another brown egg layer, and those four eggs came from 2 different pullets.
     
  3. cejunes

    cejunes Songster

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    Now I have to figure out which one of my girls started laying. I think it's my white wyandotte as she is the oldest pullet. I also have two cuckoo maran pullets, a barnevelder pullet and two cochin bantam pullets. The lighter brown eggs are coming from one that has been laying for a while and she's a RIR cross.
     

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