Normal that my EE stopped laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sigmachigirl, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. sigmachigirl

    sigmachigirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there, we have a gorgeous EE who is now 35 weeks old, and she stopped laying for us just after Thanksgiving, right around when it started getting really dark and much cooler. We live in the Pacific Northwest. We don't keep a lamp on them, the occasional heat lamp for an hour after it goes dark, but that is it. This is our first year with eggs. Do you think she's okay? Coop is clean but dark with only one window, she's talkative and curious, and very active. I had cut my thumb badly at the beginning of November and wasn't out with them and a few were obviously not happy with me. (Imagine them giving me the bird with their tail feathers...). Our orpington has slowed, as has our silkie. Wasn't sure if I should be worried. :)

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  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    All is normal by mid January she will start again I am only
    getting egg's from my EE's because of the extra light
    but you have one good looking lady there ......

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  3. sigmachigirl

    sigmachigirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I was hoping to treat a neighbor to a 6 pack of pretty blue eggs, but oh well. She is my sassy inquisitive girl. Likes to chat me up when I clean up the coop. :)
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Oh yes EE's do love their pets to feed and take care of them
    I do believe they are about the most attentive owners I've
    ever had ........


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  5. sigmachigirl

    sigmachigirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rotfl!! Sounds like what we have going on here too! Love my Gracie girl.
     
  6. pegm

    pegm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 EE's, and one lays 2 eggs every 3 days, and the other should start any time as she has been squatting for a couple of weeks now. They are both sweet, but Goldie is a character. She has to tell me all about laying her egg, half the day she talks about it. And sometimes she talks almost like a dog will talk, that waaaar waaaar waaaar sound like my sheltie does when she has been told to stop barking, it's kind of a mumbled "last word" she has to get in a she walks away. Cracks me up when either of them do it, dog or chicken. Just didn't expect that sound out of a chicken.
     
  7. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Your lady is fine, like gander007 said. Winter daylight hours are not enough to make a hen produce about an egg a day, and I've even noticed that some stop for a while. It's a nice break from work for them.[​IMG]

    I have an EE that will sometimes make a turkey sound. [​IMG]
     
  8. sigmachigirl

    sigmachigirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    heehee! Gracie does that too! she says "Brrrr brrr brrr brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr??????" the ending gets higher pitched like she's asking questions. usually involves her looking at me quizzically, and scratching around where I'm scooping to clean the coop. :) "What are you doing? Are you going to be done sooooooon? Is there food over thereeeeee? I want to lay an egg. Are you going to clean this toooooooo?" She has such a sweet personality. Like you said, has to have the last word... And she comes to her name. ;-)
     

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