Who laid the egg??? Updated- the EE did it! but now a question...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aardi, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. aardi

    aardi Out Of The Brooder

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    Really?[​IMG]
    Okay a few weeks ago I posted some pic(s) of my Silkie (at the time she was Vera) to get everyone’s opinions as I thought she might be a he. So I got about 12 replies all saying roo. Ok, so I went with it.
    So then Vera turned into Victor then decided that wouldn’t fly so changed it again to “Vladimir” as in Sir Vladimir Cluck’cluck.
    Today at 16 weeks I got confirmation that he was indeed a he, this morning he crowed. Scared the heck out of himself and everyone else in the coop, it was so funny. But he did crow several times after the first one. (I think he was proud of himself so he just kept crowing).
    Over the last two days someone has been tending the nesting boxes (not sure if it’s one or more chickens doing this). Today when I got home, Bella was in the boxes and looking like she was doing some setting up. She to is only 16 weeks and an EE (blue, green, or even pink eggs).
    I let everyone out in the side run while I started cleaning up the coop. I turned my back for maybe 5 mins and then looked in the run and there was a light cream egg sitting on the ground.[​IMG] The littlest egg ever! It’s only an inch and a half! So darn cute.
    So of the chickens (all 16 weeks) we have Bella- EE (colored egg), Norma Jean- SLW (light brown eggs), Sookie- BSL (brown eggs), Buffy- BO (light brown eggs), Bubbles- Polish (white eggs) then Vladimir, and if he was a she would have small cream eggs…
    Who laid it????? OUGH!
    Pick of Vladimir (also posted on gender and breed cuz I might need to change the name back to Vera) and pic of the egg.
    Ideas?
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    Last edited: Jul 29, 2010
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    That looks like my Silkies eggs.
     
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    It's possible that the Polish laid the egg.
     
  4. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vladimir does look like a little boy. He looks almost exactly like Zeus who we had been hoping was a pullet.
    The Polish could have laid the egg, or even your EE. It is possible that you could get that color of egg from an EE, though I would think it would be pretty rare.
     
  5. aardi

    aardi Out Of The Brooder

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    It's our first egg so we're really happy, we just don't know who laid it...[​IMG]
    Everything that I've read on the EE's say that they more commonly lay at about 6 months rather than 4 months.
    I guess it might have been Bubble (the polish) but it still seems really early to be laying... right?[​IMG]
     
  6. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that is early. My EE's all laid their first eggs at over 7 months, but winter fell in the middle of that, and we do not use artificial lighting, so it is difficult to say that is when they would have matured if the timing was different. Our younger flock are about 21-23 weeks, and we have not seen any eggs from the EE's (three of them) yet. Only the Cuckoo Marans are laying.
     
  7. aardi

    aardi Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, turns out that it was the EE Bella. She laid another egg today (26 hours after the first). The second one’s shell was really soft a bit bigger, even double yoked. I’m picking up some layer feed tomorrow and some oyster shell so hopefully that will fix that.
    Pic(s) attached.
    So now for a question will all of her eggs be cream? Or might they develop (at a later date) to green or blue?
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  8. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

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    If she is laying cream now, she won't change color to green or blue. EE's do not all lay green/blue eggs, you can get anything from cream to brown to green to blue to pink.

    I am doing the waiting game with my girls right now. I have 5 EE's that have been scratching around and making nests in the coop, but so far, nothing.
     

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