Easter Egger owners

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sammyg21, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. sammyg21

    sammyg21 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know it can vary widely, but when did those of you with Easter Eggers - when did they start laying? Mine is just over 20 weeks and I'm growing impatient to see pretty colored eggs hahaha
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    In my experience EEs can take a while to begin laying, longer than most breeds. They seem quick to mature physically but slow to mature sexually... longer wait for obvious gender characteristics and eggs alike. On average I've seen 28-30 weeks be the point of lay, sometimes you'll get a 24 or 22. With most stock you've got about an 80% chance of getting blue or green layers.
     
  3. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    I heard EEs can be all over the map haha some early some late. One of mine started at 21 or 22 weeks, i forget exactly, and was the first to lay along with one other chicken. The other started maybe a week or 2 later. Shes only laid like 3 eggs though Theyre almost 25 weeks now. The first EE to lay has laid every day
     
  4. sammyg21

    sammyg21 Out Of The Brooder

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    Bah!! That's what I read too lol. Even my neighbors are waiting for the first egg announcement. Hahaha. We have 6 other hens and they are so amused that you can hear an announcement when an egg is laid.
     
  5. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    Haha aw that's awesome! I hope they lay soon! We have 8 and are getting about 5 eggs a day now. But we got 6 on 2 occasions so i know that one other is laying
     
  6. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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    The EE chicks I brought home third week of June were laying at the end of November. My EE chicks that I hatched Sept/Oct from my pair of EE's are all laying, and some have been laying for a while...lol.

    I hope yours lay soon. It's so exciting to get that first egg! Hopefully you get some blue! [​IMG]

    Best of luck with your girls!! [​IMG]
     
  7. teriz1091

    teriz1091 Out Of The Brooder

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    We've got one Easter Egger or Ameracauna, whichever she is. She laid her first egg at 24 weeks.
     

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