At what age do EE's start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by paddock36, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    I have one that is at least seven months old. Purchased her in March as a chick and still nothing. Am I just being impatient or should she be laying by now?

  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Some of them do wait until 28 weeks to lay. Are you sure that your EE isn't a roo though?

    21-24 weeks is about the consensus though. Mine are 21 weeks and I'm gonna go nutz if they make me wait until 28 weeks!
  3. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Songster

    I had one lay at 18 1/2 weeks and the other at 21 1/2 weeks.
  4. ChikeeMomma

    ChikeeMomma Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    Mid Michigan
    Do not worry!!! I have four EE pullets. They did not start laying until around 30 weeks! All four of them! Some even took a week or two longer. It was driving me nuts. So don't do that to yourself. They will most likely lay.

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