which chicken lays which egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wonder-full chickens, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. wonder-full chickens

    wonder-full chickens New Egg

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    I have 7 hens and a rooster who are close to 5 months old and who began laying eggs at 4 months, the day before Christmas.

    My 5 Americaunas are easy to distinguish from each other. Also have 2 Rhode Island Reds and an Astralorp.

    I want to know which chicken lays which egg.

    I know the Reds lay the brown eggs, and they are hard to tell apart by their feathering. That's ok.
    Is the Astralorp's the darker brown egg or the slightly pinker egg?

    The other eggs from the Americaunas are coming olive green, light lime green, turquoise, and a beautiful blue.

    What's the secret to discovering which girls are laying which eggs? I don't have a camera set up.....

    Any great suggestions out there?
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    Hooker, OK
    pot different colored lip-sticks on the bids vent and this should rub off on the egg as it is laid...that or you canput a bird in a cage for a couple days until it lays and then you know...
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Research trap nesting boxes. This idea includes a trap door on each box.

    I did not wish to bother with that approach and instead, kept close tabs on them one morning. As each bird left the nesting box, I'd go see what was there and associated the egg shape/color with the bird and made a log. It only took a few hours of my time.

    Building trap boxes would involve more time and effort.
     
  4. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fred's Hens :

    Research trap nesting boxes. This idea includes a trap door on each box.

    I did not wish to bother with that approach and instead, kept close tabs on them one morning. As each bird left the nesting box, I'd go see what was there and associated the egg shape/color with the bird and made a log. It only took a few hours of my time.

    Building trap boxes would involve more time and effort.

    Then break out ye ole lipstick and start painting vents!​
     
  5. WhySayWhat

    WhySayWhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't put lipstick on a chicken...animal rights and all...

    But, if you do...remember to leave it with your chicken stuff and don't put it back in your makeup bag! [​IMG]
     
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    When mine started laying, I would listen for the egg song cackle and run out to see who'd laid. You can also use a medicine dropper to place a drop or two of food coloring into the vent area of a bird/birds you're watching...
     

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