EE is back to laying eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChixMama, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. ChixMama

    ChixMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our EE, Ethel, has taken a long break from laying eggs & I was starting to wonder if she'd ever start again. [​IMG] I've been reading other posts about similar issues & just decided to be patient. After spending the day away from home we came back and my daughter was asked to gather eggs & let the girls in the yard. Lo and behold.....there was a green egg in there AND it was finally in a nest box!!! Way to go Ethel. [​IMG] My 11 year old daughter was excited and I was almost hysterical when I saw what she had written on the calendar--
    "Ethel's First Lay"!!! [​IMG] My stomach still hurts!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ROFL at your daughter's note!


    So how long has Ethel taken off from laying? How old is she?


    Where's the picture?!
     
  3. ChixMama

    ChixMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ethel is 8 months old and she's taken a break from laying for at least 3 weeks. She didn't go through a full molt--no lost feathers. However it sounds like EEs are prone to taking a vacation from laying eggs according to some of the posts I've read on the board. I'm glad she's back because she lays the biggest egg and is very consistent--when she's laying. My daughter took a pic, but I haven't downloaded them yet. Glad my daughter's note gave you a chuckle, too [​IMG]
     
  4. thomaske

    thomaske New Egg

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    Okay. We have 15 laying hens and two of them are EEs. All of the hens are laying regularly but both EEs have not layed an egg in well over two weeks. I guess I will be patient as well and see what happens. They certainly look healthy and are eating and foraging just fine. Glad I saw your post and yes, I also got a giggle out of your daughter's note:)
     

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