When do Easter Eggers start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AnnetteinCA, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. AnnetteinCA

    AnnetteinCA Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 20, 2009
    Southern California
    I can't wait! My 3 EE's are now 12 weeks old. I've read that egg laying begins roughly between 16-20 weeks, but I heard can take up to a year! I don't know if different breeds start laying at different times, but typically with EE's, what is the average time they start laying?

    Anxious to see the first colored eggs!
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most of our EE's started laying at about 20 weeks.
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  3. newchicksnducks

    newchicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    OKAY! Mine are 21 weeks today...that means any day right?[​IMG]
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  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    Watch for squatting, and red faces! One of mine started at 20 weeks.
  5. ChikeeMomma

    ChikeeMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Mid Michigan
    I would say to watch for squatting. Mine had red faces for at least a month before they started to lay. By the way, they were between 30 - 32 weeks before they started. When they started squatting it was about a week before they laid an egg.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009
  6. vtchickenlady

    vtchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2008
    Mine started laying at 26 weeks
  7. Ghostchick

    Ghostchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    I have 3 EE's and they are 22 weeks old. One just started laying on Sunday and I got one yesterday. I have 15 hens all the same age and only have a couplelaying so far! I say, "A watched chicken never lays!" It will happen soon. Here is my blue egg!
  8. lakeshorenc

    lakeshorenc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2009
    Lake Waccamaw NC
    I got my first EE egg yesterday, YIPEEE. They are 28 weeks. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  9. Joyryder

    Joyryder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    Scandia, PA
    CONGRATS to the first eggers!

    Im guessing because EEs are the mutts ( I love mutts and surprises) of the chicken world, how soon they lay is dependant on their genes, where they from.
    Mine are from Cackle, they're 17 weeks. At least another month. Where did everyone else get their chicks?
  10. AnnetteinCA

    AnnetteinCA Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 20, 2009
    Southern California
    Congratulations to all those first-time eggs! Hey! I got mine from mypetchicken and let me tell you, it's been a horrible experience. They were supposed to send me 3, but I received 5 instead (first mistake). Then, I found out that I have one with a crooked beak (He is so bad now, that I may have to put him down). Yes, He's a HE! Wait! There's more! Now, my crooked beak is a Rooster! So, then another chicken (wait, no, he's a Rooster) was trying to kill my crooked beak! Thank God I was home at the time because if I wasn't he would have killed my crooked beak (he was bloody when I found him, with severe pecks ot his face). Ok, so I got rid of the little Rooster trouble maker. NOW TODAY! I am almost sure that the 3rd one is s Rooster, too!

    I ordered 3 females, and I got 3 roosters, and 2 females. I called mypetchicken a few times and have complained. All they have done was apologize and refund me for shipping and 2 birds (due to the mistake in sending me 5 instead of 3).

    Does anyone live in the SoCal area and wants a Rooster? He is pretty, white with a few brown feathers.

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