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EE's dont look CLOSE to ready...Take a look please

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dbounds10, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 EE girls have not changed in facial appearance in weeks. I just looked at some pics of when they were 17 weeks old and as far as comb, color of face, etc they look the same. Do they normally get read combs etc when they are ready to lay like the other girls? My BR and Brahmas have huge bright red combs and faces!

    23 weeks old, no squatting, notta.

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Sorry, EE's can be unpredictable. I'd say wait a couple more weeks. But I'll also say, your second girl shown is beautiful!!! Very rare to see a more "red" EE hen.
     
  3. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    no squatting no red = fairly long wait, sorry (like 2 or 3 weeks)
     
  4. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my EE hen at 19 wks, taken yesterday. I think I'm in the same boat as you.....still waiting.....

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  5. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks - I thought she was really pretty also, she looks nothing like she did when she was a baby! Both the EE's changed completly!

    This was when she was 2 weeks old
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    And here is the other at 2 weeks
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  6. coldupnorth

    coldupnorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Unpredictable - yes. My EE didn't start laying till she was over 6 months old.
     
  7. chickens_in_the_ghetto

    chickens_in_the_ghetto Out Of The Brooder

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    Our Ameraucanas (probably EEs, actually, they're just hardware store birds) are similar to these guys. It's been a pretty good amount of time since they were bought/hatched, but they still seem to be "lightfaced" and aren't getting squatty. Our cockerel doesn't try to mount them yet either, like he does the Marans ("Mike the Hen") and the SL Wyandottes. Maybe they are just late bloomers in general?
     
  8. chickens_in_the_ghetto

    chickens_in_the_ghetto Out Of The Brooder

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    When I say good amount of time, I mean that the Amaraucanas were about 2-3 wks when purchased, and that was in like... mid-late April, or maybe early May.
     
  9. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suspect your first one is a pullet because many EEs with that coloration are pullets. That second one... coloration is roo-ish, but she sure looks like a pullet. Have to wait on that one.
    I have 2 in the same boat. I go by coloration as much as anything, but one of mine has me on the fence too.
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    My EEs didn't lay until 36 weeks. I was really perplexed. But once they started? Wowsers, tons of eggs!
     

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