What happened? Help with my mystery!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Busia77, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. Busia77

    Busia77 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one barred rock and four easter eggers that are of laying age. The rest of the girls are only 14 weeks old. So far only one EE and the BR have started laying in the past 1.5-2 weeks. This morning I cleaned the coop, and a few hours later found two brown and one blue eggs all in one nest box. Is it more likely that my barred rock laid two eggs today, or that I have an Easter Egger that lays brown eggs?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    The most likely scenario is that you have an EE who produces brown eggs.
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Can always check vents and pelvic points to see if your other EE is laying.

    Vent:
    Dry, tight, and smaller - usually not laying.
    Moist, wide, and larger - usually laying

    Pelvic Points 2 bony points(pelvic bones) on either side of vent:
    Less than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means not laying.
    More than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means laying.
     

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