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When are Easter Egger Chicks available and how do they do in winter?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cococrisp, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. cococrisp

    cococrisp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, a friend told me about Easter Eggers and it said that the chicks are available in Feb. When will they stop being available? Also, do they lay well in the winter or do they just stop? I heard they lay 44 eggs per week; is there any bird that lays 6 or 7?
    THanks
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE's lay one egg a day if that so I don't know where you got 44! LOL. I have had standard ee's in the past that wintered very well but the bantam ee's I have now I just don't know how well they are gonna do, they are very small. Egg production isn't as bad as everyone says in the winter in fact mine lay well when it's cold when they are not broody of course. [​IMG]
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a standard EE. I haven't been through a full winter with her yet, but I can tell you she is one of my best layers. Others have started slowing down and she's still laying 6 a week. (she's the only one that lays green eggs, so it's pretty obvious when she's laying and when she's not)
     
  4. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    my EE's slow down in the winter, i may get 1 or 2 eggs a week, i only give them extra 2 hours of light in the winter, i dont want to push them to hard in the winter, so when spring and summer comes i will get eggs every day.
     
  5. cococrisp

    cococrisp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry. I meant 4. [​IMG] Thanks for the info guys. But do you know when the chicks wil stop being available? When is the time range that you can buy them in?
    Thanks
     
  6. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my EE's at the end of September from MPC. I think how long they are available depends on the hatchery.
     
  7. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have standard EEs and they lay very well all winter. Mine lay blue and green eggs and I am still getting about 6 eggs a week per girl. I just popped 31 of their eggs in the bator last night. I have some egg customers that want only their eggs, they are large to jumbo size and beautiful. [​IMG] And my girls and roo are just gorgeous!
     
  8. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Sorry. I meant 4. [​IMG] Thanks for the info guys. But do you know when the chicks wil stop being available? When is the time range that you can buy them in?
    Thanks

    you may want to check in the sellers ads or put a ad in the Want to buys for some one in your area
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Ok, now I want to see pics. Show me these gorgeous ones!!!!!!
     
  10. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Heres a link to the breed page with EE = Ameraucana

    these are just a few pics of mine.

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    THIS GIRL LAYS NICE BLUE EGGS
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    Last edited: Nov 4, 2009

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