When do Easter Eggers start laying?

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

  1. bruceha2000

    bruceha2000 Chicken Obsessed

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    Beautiful mix!
     
  2. chickenwalker

    chickenwalker Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll agree. I love all the color variations!
     
  3. bruceha2000

    bruceha2000 Chicken Obsessed

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    One of the E.E.s has red face and comb (not the other though) and put down a serious squat today. I think the wait for a blue or green egg will soon be over.

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  5. bruceha2000

    bruceha2000 Chicken Obsessed

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    The definitive answer is: Just shy of 24 weeks! [​IMG]

    OK, that might be just MY experience and only for 1 of the 2 EEs I have. 3 eggs from her so far. Started Sunday 11/25, again on Tues 11/27 and a third today, 11/29.

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  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I've had EEs take anywhere from 24 weeks to 40 weeks to start laying, even in a batch all from the same hatchery. Right now I have 12 EEs that are 31 weeks old. Three are laying. Frustrating little beasties.
     
  7. fettslady

    fettslady Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two EEs that are 27 weeks old - no eggs yet and it's driving me batty! All my other girls (New Hampshires, Delaware, Dominiques) have been laying for a few weeks...it's so hard to wait for that first colored egg!
     
  8. bruceha2000

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    What do their combs look like? Getting red? Do they squat?

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  9. Feanor

    Feanor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EEs never squat for me, but I know at least one is laying... with they not squat for people if they have a rooster?
     
  10. Feanor

    Feanor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got two light green eggs! That means of my 5 EEs, one started at 25 weeks and the other at 30 weeks, still 3 not laying at all.
     

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