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what colored eggs do bluebells lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by philipchickymad, May 16, 2013.

  1. philipchickymad

    philipchickymad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have just got one bluebell hen and was wondering if anyone knows what coloured egg they lay ??
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    They lay brown eggs, depending on the strain anything from a pinkish light brown to mid-brown.
     
  3. fairytaleeggs

    fairytaleeggs New Egg

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    I've just had a bluebell and was wondering if there are any signs as to when she might start laying? She's about 19wks old thanks x
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Usually a good sign that hen is approaching lay is their combs and wattles, which will turn a nice bright red, but Bluebells' combs and wattles often do not turn very red, so other signs you can look for is a sudden interest in the nest boxes, singing the "egg song" and (if she'll let you) you can check for widening of her pelvic bones. There's more on how and what to feel for here (scroll to the bottom):

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-behaviours-and-egg-laying-why-are-my-hens-not-laying
     
  5. philipchickymad

    philipchickymad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks sumi im irish to cmon ireland
     

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