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Do easter eggers and wyandottes usua;;y have to be older to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redhawkou812, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. redhawkou812

    redhawkou812 Songster

    Apr 3, 2009
    Joelton, TN
    We introduced three younger hens into our flock a couple of months ago, an easter egger, silver laced wyandotte, and red sex linked - they should all be about the same age. the sex-linked has been laying for about three weeks, but haven't seen any indication that the ee or wyandotte are (the wyandotte may be, but we don't think so). Are the easter eggers and wyandottes older when they start to lay generally?
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2009

  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've got Wyandottes and they are a slower maturity breed. I finally got the first egg from my SLW pullets yesterday and they are 32 weeks old today. My BLR and Blue Wyandottes also take their sweet time getting going.
  3. Our Ameraucanas (Easter Eggers) laid the same time as all the other breeds.
    Hope this helps!

  4. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    My three EE are 25 weeks old and not laying. I think it is the time of year that causes them to lay a bit later now. I am not looking for eggs until after dec. from them really. It would be a nice surprise though to get some earlier. Mines combs are getting a bit darker and larger so maybe sooner than I think. I hope so.. We are soooooooo.... wanting eggs from them to find out the colors. LOL Gloria Jean
  5. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Songster

    I have Production Reds, Silver and Gold-lace Wyandottes, and EEs. At 30 weeks, all the Reds have been laying well, but only a few of the Wyandottes and EEs are laying.
  6. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Songster

    May 24, 2009
    Temperance, MI
    My EEs started laying at 20 weeks old [​IMG] so far we have had lovely blues, shades of green and cream colored.
  7. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    My SLW started laying at 21. She's an oddball. Mine are all out of order from what I've ready, though; I think I have a Java that's going to be next (they're supposed to be late maturing) and my Wellies look like they're months off yet (moderately early maturing).

    It all depends on the line that they're from.

  8. Everyone's an individual. I have 3 EE's - one layed at 21 weeks, 2 waitied till they were 26 weeks. My Wyandottes are about 21 weeks now, and one of the three just started to squat for me to pet...I'm hoping for an egg from her soon. But the other two...???[​IMG] Someday!!
  9. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    Quote:Hmm... I think ours may be related. Our SLW lives in her own little world.

    As for our wyandottes, they started to lay around 20 weeks. One EE started at 18 and the other EE still hasn't started laying at 34 weeks. So, yes, I think they are breeds that usually take a bit longer to mature, but there is also individual variance.
  10. My SLWs and EEs are 26+ weeks, and no eggs yet. I don't even think most of them are close! one of my EEs looks ready, and one looks almost ready, but the rest of them are not even thinking about eggs...

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