8 mo old EE still not laying

rhuxol

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Apr 6, 2011
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Petunia is a 8 mo old Easter Egger and not 1 egg has she laid! Do they take longer to start? Other chickens I got at same time of different breed are laying. She was born in April so had all summer and fall, and I supplement light for the winter as the days are rather short right now here--my white rock that is her same age is laying great. She is obviously the brown one in the back of the pic..I was using the Cochin pic for another topic but thought you might want to see Petunia too...thanks!!


 

HetaChick

Songster
8 Years
May 31, 2011
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Well my EE chick hatched in may and started laying right on time BUT her two sisters (who belong not to me but a friend) have still not layer any eggs. Maybe some chickens take longer to mature? But either way it is winter and many hens stop laying then anyways. Less light and all that, if not soon she will probably start laying in spring. Good luck!

(Also your rooster is gorgeous)
 
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ChicKat

Crowing
Premium member
8 Years
Petunia is pretty too,

I've heard that some EEs take awhile to get started, and if it is cold where you are, she also needs some of her energy to keep warm. That being said---I know that chickens read this forum, and she will probably start tomorrow. ;O)
 

stormylady

Songster
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Dec 27, 2008
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Petunia is very pretty, but some just take longer than others. Do you have a closer up picture of her, I think she is a hen I just like looking at all the pretty chickens!
 

rhuxol

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Apr 6, 2011
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Quote:Here you go..a better pic of Petunia, I never questioned her being a Roo but I guess it's possible?

 

r4eboxer

Crooked Creek Poultry
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Sep 20, 2011
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Do u have a roo, if not she may have taken over for the missing roo. This happens in the absence of the roo. She may be the most valuable hen u have.
 

chickencutie

Songster
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Jul 22, 2010
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my two EEs took a little longer than my other breeds but both have also stopped laying for the winter. so maybe b/c its winter they just never started??
 

debid

Crowing
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Jan 20, 2011
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She looks a lot like my EE, Pearl. Pearl laid one egg, waited a couple of weeks, laid another, and then (at 32 weeks, I believe) is suddenly kicking out 4-5/week in spite of the short days. So perhaps yours is a late bloomer as well.
 

StarLover21

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I didn't read that very well. I was about to say- um, that's definitally a roo and NOT an EE
 
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