Speckled Sussex and EE Laying Ages

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PoultryQueen29, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am downsizing my flock because I find myself way to busy to care for them all so I want to figure out what ones I want to keep. I would like to know the laying age of EE's and Speckled Sussex. I know that EE's are hard to tell but is there an average age?
     
  2. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both breeds and both went at totally different times. My 2 SS's started at 17 & 19 weeks, the 2 EE's started at 20 & 21 weeks.
     
  3. Blue Ninja

    Blue Ninja Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine 2 EE started to lay at 22 weeks (Bea) and 24 weeks (Stella). Bea lays a large pink with white freckles everyday and Stella an extra large mint green every other. What good ladies.[​IMG]
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both my EE's and my SS laid their first egg around 23-26 weeks. My one EE lays 12 eggs before taking a day off, my other EE lays 6 eggs a week. My SS also lays 11-12 eggs in a row before taking a day off. My EE eggs are bigger and I swear my olive egger(EE) lays the best tasting egg. The EE eggs are bigger then the SS.

    Here's a pic of my eggs, the tiny one is from my bantam d'uccle.
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  5. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  6. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 of my 5 my SS started laying at 22 weeks they are 24 weeks today and one in still not laying. She does have an excuse though she has had sour crop for over a week now.
     
  7. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Aww I hope she feels better!
     
  8. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 EEs and my first started laying at 27 weeks and 1 day (just over a week ago). I now have two laying for sure and a third that should be laying any time now. The other three just don't look ready to lay yet and now they are 28 weeks as of yesterday.
     
  9. tiny529

    tiny529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of mine are 26 weeks old. So far, only one of my EE's is laying and she's been laying for about two weeks, judging by the massive pile of eggs I found hidden in the corner of the coop yesterday. [​IMG] I'm still shaking my head over that one! Still nothing from my SS.
     
  10. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks again! I'll start yelling at them to hurry up in approximately 4-6 weeks then [​IMG]
     

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