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EEer not laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KickenChicken, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. KickenChicken

    KickenChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had an EE that has not laid at all. At least I don’t think so. I got her in August from my aunt, at the time she was about 1 year old, about two weeks after we got her she started molting. Out of the four hens we have, we get two to three eggs every day . The other three are sex-links and lay brown eggs. But the other night I was reading another thread and it some people say there EE’s are laying pink to brown eggs, some of our eggs are a lighter color then the rest and I am not thinking that she may be laying brown eggs so I put a couple of drops of food coloring on her vent and we will see if one of there brown eggs are hers. I also noticed that there are some mites down there and she has plucked some of her own feathers around the area so I sprayed all the birds with a mite spray then dusted them with some food grade DE I also dusted the coop, run and nesting boxes. So lets see what happens in the next week or so I am also including some pic’s of the EE and some of the eggs we get.

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  2. KickenChicken

    KickenChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    We got four eggs the last two days none are hers any one have any ideas
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I have an EE that lays a light tan egg about every three days.

    Keep painting the vent.

    Some hens never lay an egg.

    (Just what you wanted to read, I know)
     
  4. KickenChicken

    KickenChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    any idea on getting her going
     

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