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What age do EE's lay there first eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by reesepoultry, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Songster

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    I just bought 9 EE Pullets that are 2 weeks old. Of course I know they won't start laying yet. But at what age do they usually start laying eggs.

    Thanks,
    Michelle
     

  2. BeardedLadyFarm

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    They all vary. Mine was the first of my flock, at around 25 weeks. I think that's about average. Some earlier, some later.

    Not all chickens will start laying in winter, so it may be spring before you see eggs.
     
  3. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Songster

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    Oh darn.... [​IMG]

    Oh well guess i'll have to wait.
     
  4. KingSpeck

    KingSpeck In the Brooder

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    I believe my EE laid her first egg at 27 weeks. Seemed like it took FOREVER but I was soooo happy when I finally got that pretty green egg!
     
  5. esjro

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    Mine took about 6 months. They were the last in the flock to start laying, besides the barred rocks.
     
  6. bigoakhunter

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    MIne were about 25 weeks. But worth the wait as there eggs are so cool and when you crack one in the frying pan they are really firm, not runny at all. People comment on them.
     
  7. the lemon tree

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    I have two EEs-one started laying at 20 weeks, the other at 27 weeks.
     

  8. thefamilyflock

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    I have 2 20 week old ee's. I got my first green egg 2 days ago!
     
  9. NWChicks

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    Two of mine have just begun to lay at 21 weeks. The other one is still thinking about it. [​IMG]
     
  10. tri-5-ron

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    I have 2 EE's, one started laying last week at 21 weeks oldand now 8 days later, she has given 5 eggs.
    The other EE, (same age) has not laid yet, but should in the next few days.
    She is the "Runt" of the flock of 6, (and ironically, she seems to be the top of the pecking order),
    She has been spending some time in the nesting boxes for the past 2 days, but no egg yet, from her.
    I expect to see an egg from her, any day now.
     

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