!!!Three Eggs one day for the first time laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Couture Family, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Couture Family

    Couture Family Out Of The Brooder

    So I went out to get Gertrude's egg this morning and found that my husband had already gotten it. But I did find a new color egg. It was lighter than Gertrude's normal one so I assume it was Greta's first egg. She put it in the nest like a good girl but while looking in the coop I discovered two more eggs. They were soft and on the floor where they normally pooh at night under the roost.

    So my question is.... did Greta lay two soft eggs on the roost (one of them was broken open) before laying her good egg in the nest? Or did Daisy and Penny also lay this morning for the first time? Or perhaps Daisy laid the two soft ones and Penny is still holding out?

    Basically I have 4 girls. Until yesterday only Gertrude was laying. Her eggs are a darker mocha color. We had a total of 4 eggs this morning.

    One was the normal (in the nest) one so I'm assuming it was Gertrude's.

    Then a small lighter mocha colored one (found later in the nest).

    And two soft one (one was opened not much there) laying in the coop under the roost.

    The whole one was a light mocha but the one that was broken I couldn't tell what color it was. Greta was coming out of the nest so she knows where to lay. She's been going in and out of there all week.

    So why were there two soft ones in the coop? Did those just sort of fall out of Greta before she could get to the nest and lay her good one?

    The thing is Penny (spangled hamburg) will lay white eggs. So I'm not sure if the broken one was white or not? It was too....watery? It was very soft and I didn't really notice that much of a yoke unless they ate it before I could get to it. But I doubt it because the other whole one was laying right next to it.

    So what do I do? They all seem fine. Do I had 4 girls laying now? Or just two? Daisy didn't seem ready yet. Greta has been acting ready all week (she keeps squatting wanting petting). Daisy doesn't want to be bothered. She will squat if you are fast enough to catch her.
     
  2. Couture Family

    Couture Family Out Of The Brooder

    I should add that they are all the same age at 28 weeks.
    Gertrude (golden buff) who started laying two weeks ago
    Greta (barred plymouth rock)
    Daisy (Columbian wyandotte)
    Penny (silver spangled hamburg)
     

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