how many days does an EE usually lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nsmith83083, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. nsmith83083

    nsmith83083 Out Of The Brooder

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    My EE just started laying 3 days ago. I saw somewhere that these types of birds only lay an average of 3 a week.does this mean she won't lay for a couple of days now. Just curious of everyone's personal experiences with there EE.

    On a side note my RIR started laying last Monday and has layed consecutively for 10 days. Very exciting.
     
  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when a chicken first starts to lay, they usually lay a lot. I've noticed a lot of my first time layers laying one a day for the first week or 2, they after that they get into the swing of things a lay a more normal amount of eggs. how exciting that they started laying!! its always so fun to find eggs!!
     
  3. chick124

    chick124 Out Of The Brooder

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    How old is your ee
     
  4. chick124

    chick124 Out Of The Brooder

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    EEs usually start laying at 8 months of age there later than other breeds they usually lay afew times and then quit i feed my EE seed oat and they won't stop laying
     
  5. chick124

    chick124 Out Of The Brooder

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    Also they lay 4-6 eggs a week there wonderful
     
  6. nsmith83083

    nsmith83083 Out Of The Brooder

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    23 weeks. I only have 2 one RIR and one EE and they were hatched the same day.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    They can start out slowly only every few days, or they can start going great guns laying everyday.

    Takes up to a month or so for them to get thing in gear.

    Every individual chicken is different, you'll just have to wait a few months to see what your EE lays per week.

    2 of my EE lay 4-6 a week....one lays 6-7 a week, but she's a cross with a production bird.
     
  8. bdjh

    bdjh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 2 EE crosses (Crossed with what, I haven't a clue). One lays blue while the other lays olive. We're getting 5 or 6 eggs a week out of them (each, not combined), and they've been laying for 2 or 3 months now. Winter was slower, but production is really bumping up with the longer days.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2015
  9. Rooster14250

    Rooster14250 Out Of The Brooder

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    My EE's lay nearly daily. The ammount of eggs they lay can include many factors, including their bloodline. Most hatcheries have their own bloodline, so you might want to check with your hatchery for more exact information on egg production.
     
  10. Liette

    Liette New Egg

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    One of my EE lays 5-6 a weekand the other lays 4. So They lay fairly well.
     

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