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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Katok8607, Mar 17, 2015.
what seems to be the typical age at which Easter egger begin to start laying?
There is now definite date for any breed to start laying but I think it is around 2 months old.
Umm, 4 months is about the youngest you MIGHT see a hen lay. Two months is a baby still.
I think most of those EE types lay a little later, think 22-26 weeks as a reasonable timeframe.
22-26 would be great as my RIR and Barred rocks didn't lay til 36ish weeks longest wait of my life lol.
Some hens start very early and some take much longer. It depends on what feed they get as they develop and what feed they get after they are at the point of lay.
36 weeks is exceptionally long for a RIR.
That's what I thought I'm thinking when we got them they weren't as old as the seller said. Supposedly they were 17 wks old but now that we're raising a new flock of chicks I'm thinking they were more around 8-10 weeks old
I've never had an ee lay before 22 weeks with the latest being about 27 weeks but 22-24 is about my average.
My EE just layed her first egg two days ago and she layed another yesterday (in the middle of "traffic" on the ground of the coop) she is 23 weeks today.
The poor egg was kicked around, but thankfully they didn't break it. It was dirty so I had to wash it right away. Hopefully she finds the nesting box and figures it out soon.:/
She will. This is normal.
Kind of like a toddler in potty training - they don't figure it out right away.
Should I leave the egg from my RIR in the nesting box so she sees it and gets the idea, cause I normally take her egg when it still warm so I don't leave in there for long? Which is at 9:30 in the morning.
My EE doesn't lay until like 1:00 pm