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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicklover16, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    I know that some breeds are a little slow to start laying, but all of my other hens except for my Easter Egger have been laying for almost two weeks now.................. should I be worried that she hasn't layed a single egg yet? thanks.

    P.S. she's about 23 weeks old.
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sometimes they take a little longer than the average time. Mine never started at 20 weeks - usually around 24 or 25. I'd wait a little longer before getting worked up. You might get a gorgeous egg any day now! [​IMG]
     
  3. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Are you feeding her layer pellets? Some chickens are just a little slower than others.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Seems like I read about an EE who took a year to start. Mine were later than 20 weeks, I think 24 - 26 weeks, in that range. Hope yours doesn't wait too long!
     
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    If all are laying already except this one, you are doing better than me. With ten dual purpose pullets, I usually get my first egg somewhere around 18 to 20 weeks of age. Usually by the time they are 23, half of them are laying. They are usually all laying by the time they are maybe 27 weeks old. I have had some go much longer before they start. You are doing well. Congratulations.

    I got some green eggs from another forum member and hatched some EE's last year. The three pullets all started laying before 23 weeks, but two of them laid brown eggs. That's the problem with EE's. They are mixes and you are never sure what you will get. But the green egg layer has given me a lot of large green eggs, laying about 13 eggs every 14 days. She went broody and is currently raising 6 chicks. I'm quite pleased with her. Hope you are happy with yours.
     
  7. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After reading on this subject extensively I've learned some breeds don't start laying until the following spring. So, let's hope yours is just a late bloomer. Mine were 18, 21 and 21.5 weeks. Every chicken develops a little different.
     
  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad I'm not the only stuck in the EE boat! Mine is a flighty primadonna who is with-holding eggs from me. She's lucky she's beautiful and going to lay me green eggs (the hatchery I buy from is very reliable with breeding).

    I swear I'm going to rename her Princess Primadonna PrissyPants.
     
  9. keds45

    keds45 Out Of The Brooder

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    My easter egger (who turned 1 in march) laid eggs regularly for 2 months, and hasn't laid an egg now since november. For all intents and purposes she seems fine, everyone I've consulted has just scratched their heads. Go figure.
     
  10. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    EEs take FOREVER to lay. I think mine was around 30 weeks and my others started at 16 so I didn't think she would ever lay! LOL Watch for the squat [​IMG] Sometimes EE's lay brownish eggs too (not often but they do at times), are you SURE she isn't laying?
     

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