Easter Eggers and Cochins and Frizzles . . Oh my!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kellykate, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. kellykate

    kellykate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok what is with these ladies! I know they are slower to mature but --really!! They are 26 weeks old - over 6 months-- and not laying! The cochin's face still isn't even pink! How long must I wait for these 3 fickle ladies to finally give me an egg?

    Also, I live in Maine, if it gets too cold-- too fast will they hold off completely until next spring? Thanks!
     
  2. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in MN and the cold weather did not stop my hens from laying. I have three cochins, and 1 EE with a assortment of other breeds. Day length has a greater effect than temperature in my opinion.
     
  3. elaucht

    elaucht Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 7 EE that were hatched in Feb. still no eggs . I was wondering how long they take:rolleyes:
     
  4. kellykate

    kellykate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fasbendera: Did you put an extra light in your coop to keep them laying or did they do ok without it. I have heard mixed opinions.

    elaucht: you are worse off than I am. What is with these EE's? Mine grew in size the fastest and has remained a very large beautiful bird but where are the eggs?
     

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