Six Geese a-laying by Sharon McGuigan


Well done to Sharon for submitting the winning Christmas puzzle and thank you to all of you that entered.

Can you deduce which goose laid what colored eggs in each hutch?




  1. Three geese laid white eggs, two geese laid brown eggs and one goose laid speckled eggs.
  2. 29 eggs were laid in total, including 8 brown.
  3. Hutch 3 had twice as many eggs as hutch 2, while hutch 4 had half as many eggs as hutch 1.
  4. The most laid were ten eggs and the least was one. No two geese laid the same number.
  5. Odd hutches had an even number of eggs and even hutches had an odd number of eggs.
  6. The goose in hutch 6, whose eggs aren’t white, laid five less than the goose in hutch 5.
  7. Of the two hutches containing brown eggs, one was numbered thrice the other.
  8. No adjacent hutches had the same color eggs.

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Interactive Grid

  Number of Eggs Color
Number of Eggs, Color
Hutch Number 1                        
2                        
3                        
4                        
5                        
6                        
Color Brown              
Brown            
Speckled             
White            
White            
White            

Clues

  1. Three geese laid white eggs, two geese laid brown eggs and one goose laid speckled eggs.
  2. 29 eggs were laid in total, including 8 brown.
  3. Hutch 3 had twice as many eggs as hutch 2, while hutch 4 had half as many eggs as hutch 1.
  4. The most laid were ten eggs and the least was one. No two geese laid the same number.
  5. Odd hutches had an even number of eggs and even hutches had an odd number of eggs.
  6. The goose in hutch 6, whose eggs aren’t white, laid five less than the goose in hutch 5.
  7. Of the two hutches containing brown eggs, one was numbered thrice the other.
  8. No adjacent hutches had the same color eggs.

Hutch Number
Number of Eggs
Color