11 month old Easter Egger FINALLY lays!!

harewizard

Songster
10 Years
Apr 5, 2009
214
4
121
Maryland
I am so excited to share with you that my Easter Egger has finally laid her first egg!
celebrate.gif
AND ...it's blue!
wee.gif


Now, you may think, whopee,
tongue.gif
big deal. However, she is 4 weeks shy of 1 YEAR Old! Isn't that just stinkin' ridiculous!

I was in shock
th.gif
standing in the coop looking at that blue egg among brown ones. I blinked several times;
fl.gif
thought it was a mirage; the way the sun was shining thru the window.... I finally picked it up and it is the mopst gorgeous color blue!!

My lil' girl did "The duty!"
clap.gif


I have read and researched about Easter Eggers, taking a looooong time to lay. And also that some are so 'mixed' and so far down the line away from the genes that make the olive and blue eggs that they could actually lay brown/tan eggs. This is what I thought was going on.
hu.gif


Our flock is a mix of Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, Wyandotte, and Red Stars in addition to the 1 Easter Egger. We purchased them as chicks from our local feed store.
jumpy.gif


old.gif
So, I'm here to tell you: IF you have an Easter Egger and she is younger than 1 year old and has not laid...

WAIT! It can still happen!!


Thanks for letting me share!
frow.gif

Lisa



27104_img_20110301_163312.jpg
[/img]
 

CountryPantry

Fat Matt's Poultry Farm
10 Years
Feb 23, 2009
506
7
139
Hayesville, NC
I am with you on that, I have 6 that were given to me last year as a "thank you for helping'" at the local feed store event. One finally layed an egg, they are 1 week shy of being 11 months old.
 

Lisa202

Songster
9 Years
Aug 20, 2010
718
13
133
Long Island NY
What a beautiful blue!!! It looks like it was dyed for Easter.


Seems she saved all her "blue" for the big day. Definitely worth the wait!
big_smile.png
 

CMV

Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 15, 2009
6,770
197
281
Oooooh!! For an egg that color it was worth the wait! Beautiful. It's so frustrating waiting for EEs to lay for the first time, but when they do... look out world! I got two green egg layers this past year. I am hoping for some blues this year (even if I have to resort to buying from a breeder).

Good luck with her.
 

alhanse77

Songster
9 Years
Apr 23, 2010
113
4
111
Rexburg, ID
Wow! What a stunning blue egg!! My two EEs held out for 40+ weeks, but when the eggs came (very pale blue and dark olive green) it was worth the wait!
smile.png
 

FlyingtheCoop

In the Brooder
9 Years
Aug 25, 2010
96
1
39
Unbelievable egg! I'm curious, was she squatting or showing other "pre-egg" signs the whole time or did it seem to come out of nowhere?
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom