When will my Easter Eggers start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cluckcluck1215, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    When will my four month old Easter Eggers start laying?also, how do you tell what color eggs they will lay or can you not?
  2. iLikeMineFried

    iLikeMineFried Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 29, 2016
    Northern Wisconsin
    When their combs turn dark red laying is near. I think egg color is genetic, correct me if I'm wrong. There is no way of telling what color eggs will be in mixed breeds until they lay. Hatcheries have disclaimers on their birds saying they don't guarantee egg colors of their easter eggers.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Agreed. Additional signs of impending laying include spending time in the coop / nest boxes and submissive squatting when you approach them. Waiting for a first egg from a pullet has got to be one of the worst games ever invented by nature! [​IMG]
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    You've got probably at least a month to wait yet, maybe more.
    Most birds lay between 18-26 weeks..some will lay earlier, some later.

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