where o where have my blue eggs gone?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rooneytune, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Rooneytune

    Rooneytune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it is getting colder and darker and all that, but my other girls are still laying great. I get 4-6 eggs per day from 8 hens, just NO more blue ones? Why would both my EE stop at the same time? [​IMG]
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:EEs can be notorious as fickle layers. I think there are 2 other threads asking about the same thing. My current EEs are laying fine, but I have light in my coop. My last one, even with light, would lay for a couple weeks, then nothing for a few months.

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  3. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Oh bummer. I am hoping to get some blue egg layers in the spring. Sounds like they won't be as regular as my white leghorn.
     
  4. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not much is as regular as a white leghorn
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:Are they molting?
     
  6. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, those are egg laying machines!

    I had four easter eggers, and they were fantastic layers. True, they weren't nearly as good as my white leghorn, but they were awesome. Really big eggs, and they laid 5-6 a week. They also were the most tame, and the ones that would let my 6 year old carry them around.

    All of my chickens did slack off a bit in the winter though, leghorn included.
     
  7. johnsons-r-us

    johnsons-r-us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still getting 5 a week from my EE's. They are pullets still though......
     
  8. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Showing my ignorance, and this is a little off topic.... but..... EE's are crosses between just about anything else and a decendant of an Ameraucana or Araucana... right?
    So, for instance, if you have an EE roo and a leghorn hen - is it possible to get one of those 'egg laying machines' that lays colored eggs????
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  9. cielo

    cielo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2! [​IMG]
     
  10. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone else said EEs are fickle layers and my experience aligns with that assessment. I've said it a time or two recently, so at the risk of repeating myself I'll say that I have a couple of EE pullets that have gone on strike for no apparent reason. They're not visibly molting and they have supplemental lighting. [​IMG] I also find that EEs, like Ameraucanas, can take longer to mature so the wait for eggs can seem interminable.



    Edited to add the smiley guy!
     
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