easter egger question?

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  1. albird101

    albird101 Chirping

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    What age do EE's begin laying? And about what age do they reach there full body size and adult plumage, thanks
     

  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Usually between 16-20 weeks. But some may lay later depending on the weather .
     
  3. Dandelioness

    Dandelioness Songster

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    My EEs have always been late bloomers as far as eggs, but such reliable layers that it doesn't bother me too much. I think they were more like 24-26 weeks. I was concerned about them, but a friend of mine said hers started later than her other breeds, too.

    Full plumage...I think by nine months old, they looked like adults rather than pullets, but I didn't really pay attention.

    They are beautiful birds. I didn't much care for muffs and such, just got them for the pretty eggs, but they've really grown on me. My EE roo has the classic red/black/green color pattern (but with the characteristic muff and body) and this amazing tail. It's no wonder he struts like that, he is a real looker. LOL
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I bet the "Easter Egger," thread would have even more information and advice for you.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. My EEs have typically started laying from 20-24 weeks, sometimes a little earlier and on rare occasion a little later. I think my Easter Eggers have typically reached their full adult size at about 5-6 months. They have their adult plumage considerably earlier than that. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     

  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I've only had one Easter Egger, but she started laying at around 20 weeks old. It took her a little longer to fill out completely.
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    22-24 weeks have been the average for the EE I've had.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    Easter Eggers, along with most chickens, generally begin laying at 22-26 weeks of age. However, it does vary with each bird.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     

  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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