EE Not Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bcmama, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. bcmama

    bcmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 31 week old EE that hasn't started laying...yet. My previous experience with EE's had them laying at around 26-28 weeks. I'm thinking any day, but she isn't even squatting. What do you think??
     
  2. Ljc01

    Ljc01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE's both started around 32 and 33 weeks. I know it is hard to wait, but she sound start soon.
     
  3. NewChickmom2016

    NewChickmom2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad you asked this question!
    My EE is 27 weeks today. I have 2 others- Buff Orpington (started laying 2 weeks ago) and a Black Australorp (started laying the end of October) who are the same age. The EE had no comb or wattle development. Have a feeling it is going to be awhile before she starts laying! Glad to see others have had the same experience with EEs!
    -Jerie
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I think you have a late bloomer. She will lay when her body is ready.
     
  5. NewChickmom2016

    NewChickmom2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep! Exactly!
    Interesting though- the EE seemed to be the top gal- then when the other 2 started laying- that definitely changed! Bottom of the pecking order for her now.
     
  6. grainone

    grainone Just Hatched

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    My EE after 32 weeks left me a green egg! [​IMG]
     
  7. bcmama

    bcmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bunch of late bloomers! This group of gals have definitely taken their time. Out of the 4 new girls we got the middle of May, 2 Cochin, 1 Brahma and one EE, only one of the Cochin's have started laying. 4 years ago our flock all started around the 26th-28th week. We will wait. It better be a good egg...for all of them. Honestly we were slightly disappointed in the Cochin's egg..quite small for the size of the bird. Nothing like our lovely BR's eggs. Hers is only slightly bigger than our silkie. Bwah haha.
     
  8. Joe19

    Joe19 Just Hatched

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    Have two EE that are approx 6 to 7 months. Nothing yet. Have 2 Buffs a RIR and A RIR mix also. None of them have payed their first eggs yet. [​IMG]
     

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