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ee chickens are 26 weeks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Qi Chicken, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Songster

    Jul 3, 2009
    and still not laying. All the others seem to be. (check sig line for breeds) I know that EE are often slow. How slow? When should we expect eggs by?

  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    They can take as long as 35 weeks. Patience, grasshopper. [​IMG]
  3. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Mine were 32 and 35 weeks old before they started to lay--I even asked if they were roos! It was a very long wait but well worth it...
  4. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Songster

    Jul 3, 2009
    Whoa!!!!!!! Bubbles came online today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1st blue egg EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I should post more often!

    It was small but light blue! I'm so happy. [​IMG] Especially good today as we had a big scare..... Let the chickens out when we got home this afternoon and my husband happened to be looking out the living room window at the chickens. We have a field about 20 feet from the house. Suddenly Bubbles flew across the window and the chickens ran into the beans and a hawk swooped down! We ran outside and Marge was missing (favorite chicken avatar) Half an hour later found her under the front porch. Big day. Hawk scare and first blue egg. Bubbles is very small and cream colored, so glad she wasn't carried off by a hawk.

    By your info looks like we could be in for a wait on old Ruffles. If you saw her (SHE-MAN) you would understand. That woman does things on her own schedule. I think she is the last to start. Today we got 10/13.

    Thanks for the info guys!
  5. DillardHome

    DillardHome Songster

    Sep 2, 2009
    Claxton, GA
    Quote:I'm so glad you posted this, I was wondering the same thing about mine. They are about 6 months old the roo has already started crowing but the hens are taking their sweet time. Looks like by your replies I have to be more patient [​IMG] I'm just so eggcited to see their eggs!! [​IMG]

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