Are EE's good layers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Love my Critters!, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Carlsbad, NM
    I just got 4 EE's yesterday. I was wanting to get a good layer that I knew of like a red sex link, but DH fell in love with the little EE cheeps. Do they lay well? At about what age do they start laying? Thanks ahead of time for any info. it is appreciated.

  2. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    Mine do!
  3. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Well they certainly are cute but from my own experience and what I have read on here....they make you wait for those green eggs! I guess good things come to those who wait. Mine were the last to lay out of them all. BUT they are the sweetest of them all and the whole families favorite.
  4. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Songster

    Apr 16, 2008
    Southern Iowa
    I have banty EEs and they lay really well. I know a couple who has standard EE's and they sell the eggs at the Des Moines Farmer's Market. They lay very well for them also.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Since EEs are mixed breeds, you cannot really make a general statement about them as layers. My Ameraucanas and my EEs are good layers, though.

  6. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Songster

    Jan 7, 2008
    SW Iowa
    Mine lay very well and were the first to lay - around 21 weeks. They lay just as well as my RIR's.
  7. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    I get about 4 eggs a week from mine.
  8. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Carlsbad, NM
    Thanks guys, I bought them from McMurray Hatchery and they are said to be Americaunas. I just said EE because I thaught they were the same. Is there a difference?
  9. farmerlor

    farmerlor Songster

    My EE girlies started laying at about 24 weeks and they laid very well.

  10. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    I would say I get an egg from my EE every other day on average, some of the ee bantams lay one every 3 days.

    But the colors are so fun its worth it. I have some very steady layers in my flock to supplement [​IMG]

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