questions about timing on laying and others

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hdipadova, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. hdipadova

    hdipadova Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 5, 2009
    Mesa, AZ
    I have a few questions about my 20 week old chickens. Do different breeds lay earlier than others? What color egg does each breed lay (breeds listed below)? How often do they lay?

    1.Barred Rock
    2.Rhode island Reds
    3.Easter Egger

    I just started getting a brown egg a day and i am thinking it is one of my reds because she has her comb the most. does that have anything to do with it?

  2. LovinMyHensInNC!

    LovinMyHensInNC! Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm a newbie as well but I feel like I know a lot about chickens from all the time I spend reading old BYC posts!! [​IMG] I read somewhere (I think on BYC) that if a chicken's earlobes are red, they will lay brown eggs and if they are light, they will lay white eggs. However, I think the Ameracaunas lay blue eggs and the Easter Eggers lay assorted colors ranging from greens to blues to olive colors. Looks like you have a good assortment!! A good pink full comb is a good sign they are ready to start laying soon!
  3. karen71

    karen71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Bear, DE
    I think one of your RIR's laid the egg they will lay brown eggs- I think my BR laid a brown with some specks in it
    congrats on the egg [​IMG]
  4. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    BR will lay light to medium brown eggs
    RIR will lay the same as BR
    EE's will lay anything from light blue to a light green or olive. Some times you may even get an egg that looks pinkish
    Americana's I think lay any blue hues

    Good luck!
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Most of my girls started layin between 20 - 24 weeks. There were some exceptions.

    Here is a good chart on chicken breeds with a lot of good information..
    Henderson's Chicken Breed Chart
  6. shangri-lafarms

    shangri-lafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    NY-Upstate Adirondacks
    the ear thing is ears brown eggs, white, then white eggs
  7. yellowchick

    yellowchick Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 15, 2008
    C, Arkansas
    I have one BR with 7 BO's all the same age, the BR started laying a full 2 weeks before any of the BO's. Med to dark brown eggs, I can always pick her's out of the bunch.

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