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One Out Of Four Isn't Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Josh Clarke, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Josh Clarke

    Josh Clarke Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two Buffs and two Easter Eggers. I am getting 2 brown and 1 blue egg(s) everyday. One of my Easter Eggers isn't laying. All of them are about 24 weeks old. The three that are laying have been doing so for about 4 weeks. Should I be worried? Could one be egg bound? How do I tell?
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    24 weeks isn't a problem. Do they all 4 have red combs and waddles? If one is still pink, chances are that's the non layer. Buff what? Are you sure the buffs are both laying? I have one EE that lays a boring brown egg.
     
  3. Josh Clarke

    Josh Clarke Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, they all have red combs and waddles (although the Easter Eggers don't have very prominent waddles). The 2 Buffs are Buff Orpingtons and I am sure they are both laying. Once I got 2 blue eggs, but one was at the crack of dawn and one was right at sunset, so it could've been from the same chicken.
     
  4. Josh Clarke

    Josh Clarke Out Of The Brooder

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    Never mind! I just went out to collect the eggs for the day and there were 2 brown and 2 blue eggs! I guess I should've waited a few hours before freaking out.
     

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