What is normal laying for EEs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CindyJeann, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. CindyJeann

    CindyJeann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 19 week old EE laid her first little blue egg and then she laid one every morning for the next 3 days. But now 2 days have gone by with out an egg and I'm wondering if this is normal.
     
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  2. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, that's normal, especially when she's first starting out.

    My EE laid four or five times a week for a year. Then she stopped laying except for a few "wind eggs". We discovered she had a condition called "internal laying" which meant the eggs were still being produced but were staying inside her body. Many chickens die from this and the subsequent "egg yolk" peritonitis infection but we were lucky to get her to the vet in time for intervention and so far she is doing okay.

    Right now I doubt you have to worry about that, though, just enjoy the pretty blue eggs whenever they come!
     
  3. CindyJeann

    CindyJeann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After 4 days of laying pullet eggs she took a 2 day break then laid a medium sized egg [​IMG]

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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Since EE are a mix of various breeds, their egg laying pattern is all over the spectrum. Pun intended.[​IMG]
     
  5. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty egg! Mine lay 5-6 days a week as their norm.
     
  6. CindyJeann

    CindyJeann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is only her 5th egg ever and she is my first layer ever... I'm just so stinkin proud of her.
     

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