which hen is laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stargazingmommy, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Songster

    Apr 19, 2011
    My Salmon Fave quit laying a couple weeks ago. Went broody, and has a tantrum when I make her leave her nest. My kids, hoping the duck eggs are fertile, stuck 2 under her.
    My Buff Orpington hen didn't start laying this year...at least we think?
    The past 3 days a 2nd nest area has appeared in the back corner of the coop, and every day there has been a pretty little brown egg.
    I thought maybe miss broody was laying them, but would she leave her nest with 2 eggs in it to lay more eggs in another spot?
    Or is it more likely the BO has started laying(this late in the season?)
    The new eggs are darker brown than than the ones we are used to getting from the SF, which were a creamy pinkish color. They are about the same size as the SF eggs(banty).
    thoughts on this please

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