Laying Soon?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChattyChickens4Life, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. ChattyChickens4Life

    ChattyChickens4Life OCD (Obsessive Chicken Disorder) Premium Member

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    So I was out with my chickens carrying them around the yard one by one. I was holding one of my EEs, Duck, and I noticed that her earlobes were starting to turn red. I know this is a way to tell what color egg she will lay, and that she is approaching laying time. She is 4 months and 6 days old. Her comb is pretty red, and so is her face (the comb redder than the face though). What color egg will she lay? And about how long until she lays? Should I unblock the nesting boxes? I know she is pretty young to lay (especially for an EE) so if this doesn't mean she is laying, why are her earlobes getting red? Thanks for all your input!

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  2. ChickenGirl555

    ChickenGirl555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 4 month pullets have red ear lobes too. It usually means they will lay brown eggs, but since she’s an EE you probably won’t know. It’s one of the only breeds that you can’t tell.
     
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    WEll actually my school has an EE hen with blue earlobes (like a Silkie) and she lays blue eggs. I’m pretty sure you can tell to some extent. I’m just wondering what color red earlobes mean in EEs (read somewhere it’s blue/ green or pink/red) and if she will lay soon. Thank you For your input and it will be remembered and appreciated! :)
     
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  4. ChickenGirl555

    ChickenGirl555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I think every EE is different. You just get what you get and don’t throw a fit ;)
     
  5. ChattyChickens4Life

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    Exactly! It's part of the reason I got EEs! Thanks again for your help! I will let you know what happens! :)
     
  6. ChickenGirl555

    ChickenGirl555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, once again we thought our 2 EEs were Ameraucaunas, and we weren’t disappointed when we figured out they weren’t. I actually like the EEs more. My EEs are Becky, and Robin. Both pullets
     
  7. ChattyChickens4Life

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    Awww cute names! My EEs are Duck, Chip, Muffin, and Ashely. They currently are in their 'ornery teenage' phase, but I know they will eventually calm down. EEs are great!
     
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    ChickenGirl555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Becky is the ‘alpha’. I’m hoping I get green and blue eggs, although I think all of the colors are great!
     
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    Muffin is my 'alpha'. She is so much larger than the rest too! She is a snowy EE-very pretty! I hope to get a variety of colors from them. I'd love to go down in the morning and get a mix of pretty greens, blues, and maybe reds!
     
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    This is Becky
     
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