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EE and egglaying...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mags2009, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. mags2009

    mags2009 Songster

    Aug 8, 2009
    Guess what????!!!! This morning I went into the coop, and bent down to check the water, and one of my 3 18-week old EE's did the "squat" for me!!!!! Do you think eggs soon?????[​IMG]

  2. trilyn

    trilyn Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    18 weeks! If they start laying that early for you-you're one lucky woman. Mine never started until they hit 26 weeks, but since I get a beautiful seafoam green and a sky blue egg on a daily basis, well.....all I can say is it was worth the wait!! Now for the other two due to kick in any time now.....
  3. FalcoSparverius

    FalcoSparverius Wants a Custom Title

    Jul 18, 2009
    One of my EE's started laying at 17 weeks, then the second at 18. They were about three weeks ahead of our RIRs. And yes, the EE seafoam green and sky blue certainly is beautiful.

    [​IMG] Ask not why the chicken crossed the road, but why the road got in the way of the chicken. [​IMG]
  4. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Songster

    Jan 20, 2009
    I reckon she's about 2 weeks from laying if she's just started doing the squatty. That's been my experience, anyways. Well, my hens' experience...not mine.
  5. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    My BRs squatted for 3 weeks before they layed, I don't remember how long my EEs squatted for but they didn't lay until they were 24 weeks old.
  6. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    Quote:That has been my observation too. About 2 weeks... I'm new to chickens, but my friend with 30 years of chicken told me this was a rule of thumb.

    I had to wait until about 26 weeks for my EE. Congrats in advance!
  7. mags2009

    mags2009 Songster

    Aug 8, 2009
    Maybe a Christmas green or blue egg???? That would be a great present!!!![​IMG]

  8. felidaet

    felidaet Songster

    Dec 10, 2008
    Vancouver, Wa.
    My 3 EE's started laying at about 20 weeks. I don't remember exactly when. I plan to get 3 or 4 more EE's this spring. I am going to make sure they come from the same hatchery (Privett). I buy all of my chicks from several local feed stores. The feed store I got them from had just gotten in an order of 50 chicks that morning and I was able pick out the ones I wanted.
  9. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    YEP...very soon now. My EE's were my first layers...16 weeks old.
    That was in the summer though. Some of my new girls should have
    layed by now but havent due to the cold...so hopefull she will lay soon
    for you.
  10. My EE's never did the squat for me before laying, and only one does now that she has been laying for a month or so. My other birds all squatted first, but the eggs came within a 2-3 week time of the first squat. My first EE started laying light cream/tan eggs for me at 20 weeks, the other two girls give me olive green eggs since they turned 26 weeks. It won't be long! (it will just seem like it:p)

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