EE ??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kingfrodo, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. kingfrodo

    kingfrodo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased these two lovely ladies in early November. They haven't laid a single egg yet so I was wondering do you think they fall in that wide category of EE? How old do you *think* they may be? It's hard to get good pix b/c they are still skittish around me.
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    yup ee's
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're both female easter eggers, so that's a good start!

    I can't see the combs from the pic well, but they look light colored, not the darker red of a bird ready to lay. There's really not a sure-fire way to tell age, they could be young birds just coming into point of lay, or they could be mature hens who took the winter off. Either way, as the days start getting longer soon (yippee!) they'll have a better chance of laying.
     
  4. kingfrodo

    kingfrodo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!

    Thank you! Every day I go out all eggcited and nothing. [​IMG] I think at this point I should just accept I probably wont see anything until spring.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have two pretty little Easter Eggers. [​IMG] Based on feather condition and overall appearance, I'd say that they are around a year old. However, its almost impossible to tell the age of a chicken once it gets past the adolescent stage (up until then, you can make a good guess by feathering and appearance).
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both of them look like pullets (very pretty ones, too!). I would say that they're at least 8 months old, but I can't say for sure. Should begin laying soon, or wait until spring.
     
  7. kingfrodo

    kingfrodo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awe, thanks! I'm pretty fond of them too.

    I have resigned myself to not see any eggs from them until the spring. That way if I get an egg before then it'll be a nice surprise. [​IMG]
     

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