what chicken... What egg? w/pics!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pkforever, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. pkforever

    pkforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my polish just started laying eggs and my dad doesn't believe that it is actually the polish. i've heard about using food dye.. But how?
     
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  2. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can put a little food coloring around the vent area- when the chicken lays an egg, a little color will rub off onto the egg....
     
  3. pkforever

    pkforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And it doesn't hurt them if it gets in the vent?
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    No, food coloring won't hurt them, but don't use red. Chickens are attracted to red.

    It may be easier to tell though depending on the breeds you have. Do you have any other breeds that lay white eggs?
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Exactly what I was thinking.


    Also, Polish lay a very pointed white egg. Most other breeds have a more rounded white egg.
     
  6. pkforever

    pkforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an EE that hasn't started thats older than the polish that my dad is convienced is laying the white eggs. The other 2 are brown layers.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:It can happen, but I think it's pretty unlikely that you have an EE laying white eggs.

    Got a pic of the egg, the polish and the EE?
     
  8. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    what a fabulous idea with the food coloring!! [​IMG]

    My husband did just threaten to leave me though if I asked him to have any part in doing that [​IMG]

    poor guy, he put up with alot but apparently putting food dye on a chickens hiney is a line he isnt willing to cross...i thought it was genius
     
  9. pkforever

    pkforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay here is a picture of the 3 white eggs I have gotten so far in order and next to one from my Buff Orp
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    The first egg next to a Buff Orp egg
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    Here is Persilla, The EE
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    Here is Alice, The polish. Don't mind the hair cut, it has been all nasty and muddy lately and my dad didn't want it to freeze.
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    Here they are next to each other
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  10. pkforever

    pkforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any more imput?[​IMG]
     

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