is my easter egger a faker?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickens are awesome, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. chickens are awesome

    chickens are awesome Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, my easter egger hen is about 6 1/2 months old. We do not know if she is laying yet, but all we are getting are brown eggs. Is theat just her color, or does she still have time to go until her first egg?

    -Thanks.
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Where did you get her from? If she's from a hatchery it's very possible that she lays brown eggs. It's also very possible that she just hasn't started laying yet.
     
  3. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:x2

    EEs can literally lay ANY color of egg, white, pink, blue, green, brown, and any variation thereof...
     
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  4. chickens are awesome

    chickens are awesome Out Of The Brooder

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    We got her from mypetchicken. She looks like another easter egger chicken i have seen, if that matters.
     
  5. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:They can come in any color and it's not really related to egg color. The only way to be 100% sure they'll lay blue eggs is to get purebred Ameraucanas or Auracanas. You can be mostly sure they'll lay blue/green if you know they hatched from a colored egg and the rooster that fertilized it did too...not something you'll be able to find out if she came from a hatchery. I have tons off EEs and they all lay colored eggs, but that's b/c I've hatched almost all of them myself. [​IMG]
     
  6. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Right on the money KellyHM!


    Copied directly from My Pet Chicken's website under the description of their EEs...

    "They are friendly, great layers of large blue and green eggs, and (rarely) white, creamy brown or even pinkish eggs."

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  7. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah. That's my understanding too. You are going to have kind of a roll of the dice as to what the color will be, white, a creamy color, a pinkish brown, a brown, blueish or greenish. [​IMG] I got my EE from the Humane society strangely enough. She's friendly and all, and lays a light borwn egg. Was I hoping for a greenish or blueish from her? You bet. But in the grand scheme of things, she's a good bird and a joy to have around, so eventually I will just add another girl or two or six (chicken math) to the flock and work for the color with them.
     
  8. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    If any of you are interested in hatching your own I'll be happy to send you a few pretty blue eggs...just pay the shipping.
     
  9. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EEs took a while to lay... all hatch sisters:
    Martha 31 1/2 weeks
    Georgia 33 1/2 weeks
    Geena & Bronwen laid on the same day at 9 1/2 MONTHS.
    Give it time. Is she squatting, is her comb red, is she friendly?
     
  10. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my EE's lays a blue/green and the other lays a lite brown. Yesterday I got a dark brown, but I don't know who did it yet. They started laying at 16 weeks...they are bantams if that makes a difference...and I also have a rooster and have heard that they will lay earlier if you have a roo. Could that be true?
     

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