The EE braggers thread!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KatyTheChickenLady, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old were your Easter Egger's when they started laying? I have 6 EE that are 9 months old and they are not laying yet. They have really red combs so I am expecting it soon. And I am almost positive they are not laying somewhere else, because I am not getting any eggs right now from any of my chickens and we have searched everywhere looking for hidden nests. I am sure that the shorter days have played a part in that, but how old were yours when they started?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Depends on the strain.


    My hatchery-based EE's began at the normal time all my other hatchery birds started.

    My hatchery New Hampshire x Araucana ones started at 6-7 months old.

    My Marans x Araucana ones started at 7-9 months old.

    My Polish x Ameraucana ones started at a long-awaited 9 months old.


    The Polish crosses I blame on there being show-type Polish behind them, because their hatch-mates, pure Polish also of non-hatchery lines took even longer. While, the Ameraucana strain behind my oldest batch began at a normal age. However my newest batch I'm assuming to wait 9 months as the Ameraucana strain behind them took 10 months to lay.

    It's all about strain and parentage.
     
  3. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    Most of my girls started laying between 4 1/2 and 5 months. I do have a D'Anver who is almost 7 months old has has not started yet.
     
  4. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    Mine were from Meyer hatchery and they started laying between 4 and 5 months.
     
  5. Peach2u

    Peach2u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE's start laying at around 7-8 months old. My BCM didn't lay for 10 months. I was thinking something was wrong with her. She was hatched in Early March, same as my other chickens. But didn't lay till JAN 5th. My RIR and their mixes Comet and red sexed links started laying in late AUG early SEPT. The fastest was the California Whites at 5 months. The Cali whites are the smallest of my birds. Yet lay huge eggs almost daily. But I don't like them. They are too skittish and not friendly. I call my chickens everyone comes running from all over the yard and woods, except the stupid whites. Out of 25 chickens only those 4 stay hide in the woods. I wont get RIR again either. They are loud and Ruby is aggressive. I have 5 RIR's She pecks me while walking. She attacked my dad and my puppy. My puppy is a Corgi very small. She has no way to defend herself from Ruby. All I can say is wait a few months. Anyway, my goal last year was to try some other breeds and have a lot of colored eggs. I have a clear goal now. Marans, Ameraucana, and EE's are what I"m going to keep. I want Olive Egger's![​IMG]
     
  6. lauriruth

    lauriruth Chillin' With My Peeps

    my most recent one just layed her first egg at 9 months....it's olive green!!!!
     
  7. Summer98

    Summer98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered my chickens and I am getting 11 EE in about a month. I am so excited and will be posting pictures when they arrive!
     
  8. smithbantam

    smithbantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    That Roo is beautiful!!!!!!!
     
  10. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    I have a little roo that may look like that when he grows up! Thanks for sharing him. I just love the variety with EE. You never know what you are going to get.
     

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