One breed not laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dodgewoman, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. dodgewoman

    dodgewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really baffled here. I have a mixed bag of chickens. I have 4 EEs. The older one stopped laying the end of fall. Not sure why, she's fine, fully feathered and healthy. Now my other 3 have stopped laying! Yet all my other brown laying hens are still going. What the heck is up with the blue egg strike? I'm confused!
     
  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE's are so finicky. Even their first winter laying they'll stop. It's just their breed. You'll get a few through the winter, probably, it'll be a pleasant surprise.
     
  3. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 4 EE's and they are laying really well considering it's winter with snow and such.Maybe you should go on egg hunt and look around for eggs.
     
  4. dodgewoman

    dodgewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just did an egg hunt and found another tan one,lol. No blue! I have lights in the coop to keep them laying. Not sure what's up. They are being stubborn!
     
  5. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm pretty sure they can lay brown/tanish eggs.
     
  6. dodgewoman

    dodgewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can they suddenly switch cause so far they've given me 3 blue ones faithfully every other day.
     
  7. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh,I'm not sure they really can do that but I don't think they can.They might be able to though.
     
  8. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    If they lay blue/green eggs they always will. I will second the fact that my 4 EEs had a very short molt & are back to laying again. They were the first to lay & the last to molt. They also molted quickest. I am still waiting for my 7 Welsummers to start laying after molt & for some of them it's been 3 months. The EEs are great.
     
  9. dodgewoman

    dodgewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they've mooted and are feathered again but just not laying! So annoying,lol
     

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