who laid the egg????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by luckychik, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. luckychik

    luckychik Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I am getting a large brown egg with some brown spots on it. Not a lot of brown spots just a few here and there. I get one at least every other day.......if not every day. In the pen I have 2 standard cochin (which I really do not think its theirs cause I get 2 pale brown ones that I think is theirs) a Americana , a polish frizzle, and a cochin bantam/silkie mix. So what do you think? Maybe I need to post a picture?
     
  2. Crysta

    Crysta Out Of The Brooder

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    im not an expert on the colored eggs of breeds but you can check the hip bones of your hens to see which is laying. About 1inch (ish) below the vent you will feel the hip bones poking out beneath the feathers. If you can fit about 3 fingers between them they are laying or about to lay. Around 2.5 if it has just started laying (from my experience).

    Also a laying chicken has redder combs and squats with its wing flared out alittle.
     
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  3. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    The cochin is probably the one who has laid the brown eggs.

    HS Pye
     
  4. luckychik

    luckychik Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks! That was some great info!
     

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