Quick question about easter eggers and eggs.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cupman, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 easter eggers that are currently laying. The eggs they lay are small in comparison to all the other breeds I have. Is it possible to get a mixture of EE that would lay an extra large green egg? or do they all tend to lay eggs on the smaller side?

    Thanks.
     
  2. SueBaby

    SueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have they been laying for a while? My EEs started smallish and now are among the biggest eggs I get.
     
  3. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2. Mine were not only smallish when they first started, but they took forever to get going. They were my last to lay. I would also get soft eggs for a while from them.
     
  4. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that's something to look forward to. They began laying in August, pumped eggs out quickly for a couple months but they have slowed down for the winter. I have 3 other EE's that aren't laying yet in various pens around the yard so I guess we'll see in the Spring. Thanks again.
     
  5. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on what your genetic background makeup of the EE is... If your EE's are crossed onto a banty-- obviously they'll be smaller egged than if crossed to a White Leghorn...

    EE is just a mutt- and have no standards- therefore there is no standard answer.
     

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