Oh the waiting!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bcmama, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. bcmama

    bcmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two EE's that are now 30 weeks old and not a single egg between them. They have just been beaten by a silkie that is a week younger. We are not in an area that is too cold, they have supplemental lighting, the two BR's that are the same age now along with one of the silkies are laying an egg every day. Ho Humm. Anyone else have EE'ers that have taken a long time to lay that first egg???
     
  2. DanielleinLA

    DanielleinLA Out Of The Brooder

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    yes, mine took 34 weeks. I also have purebred Ameraucanas, one of which took 47 weeks to lay. But her first eggs were not small so maybe its good she matured slowly. Good luck!
     
  3. LukensFarms

    LukensFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are still a creature of seasons and prefer to start laying in spring. Some will hold true to that while others can be fooled.
     
  4. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Are these your only chickens? If not they may be laying brown eggs like the others & you just don't know who is laying. Just a thought.
     
  5. flirty31

    flirty31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have an Americauna who is 22 weeks and hasn't laid yet. Though none of my three have actually laid yet.

    UGH!
     
  6. bcmama

    bcmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. We have 4 others, but the two BR's have been laying our brown eggs and we have come to recognize their eggs by color and shape. And the one laying silkie lays a much smaller cream colored egg. That's all we have so far. Still waiting for the other silkie and the 2 EE's.
     

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