What's Up with June? Easter Egger Holdout

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by speckledhen, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I just consulted a calendar and Miss June, my lovely Easter Egger, is almost 31 weeks old. No egg.[​IMG] Bad June. Her comb is red. She is not squatting for us OR the rooster. [​IMG]Anyone have any "My EE didn't lay till she was ____weeks old" stories? Here is June.

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  2. BFeathered

    BFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's awful purty... maybe she's a primadonna? Or a hermaphrodite? Sorry, not helpful, but maybe she's built for looks, not laying?
     
  3. gotchooks?

    gotchooks? Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe June's related to my Ari. She's holding out too! :mad: 29 weeks! [​IMG]

    I had 2 EEs that had yet to lay but one layed her first egg yesterday and it was the brightest, gorgeous blue (not greenish at all). The old adage "Good things come to those that wait" held true for me...I hope they do for you too. Oh, and the one that layed yesterday will not let anyone get near her...never squatted once so I wasn't expecting an egg anytime soon.

    Surprise! [​IMG] Good luck with your lovely June...
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thanks, I know I'm not alone. She is the latest layer I've ever had, even passing my Buff Brahma, who laid at 30 weeks. Good thing she's a pretty thing, LOL.
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Sad to say it but my EE held out for 32 weeks :mad: Now she is coming out of the molt and I am hoping for a few more eggs before winter but I bet I won't the only little buggers still laying are my Dellies and leghorn!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sure hope June pops one out before 32 weeks! Oh, my, she's a real slowpoke. But she has filled out and lovely to look at. I love the soft blues in her tail and wings. Her beard used to be dark blue as a youngster.
     
  7. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't feel quite so bad now. I've got one 27 week old Buff Orp named Ollie who still isn't laying. Not squatting for the rooster or us. She must think she's special. She is a character and refuses to come in with the rest of the chickens. We have to corner her to get her in the pen! Bad Ollie! :mad:
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have quite a few not laying yet who are 21-25 weeks old, including my Buff Orp, Nugget (24 weeks), but slowly, they are beginning to lay. Slooooowly.
     
  9. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    My ee didn't lay an egg until she was just shy of 32 weeks! Sheena lays a pretty green egg each day now -- and has joined the squat club! Late bloomer, you say? I am still waiting on Cloudy, my blue cochin... [​IMG]
     
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    My buff orp, Clarisse, was 16 weeks beginning of sept. last year. She laid her first egg Christmas Day. That would be about 32 weeks. I guess June will eventually lay.
     

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