will this EE *ever* lay?? argh!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by technodoll, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    I have an 8-month old EE pullet (born Feb 15th, raised by me) who STILL hasn't laid her first egg and I've not seen her squat or mess around the nests yet...


    Am I impatient??

  2. Chikndinner

    Chikndinner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2010
    No you are not impatient. We've got a BUff Orp hatched feb 14th not laying yet. Her sisters have all started 6 weeks ago. I keep hoping....someday. Her comb is not even very red yet and no squatting or anything.
  3. kduncan51

    kduncan51 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 15, 2010
    I also have an EE that is not laying even though her sister has been laying for quite a while, now. Thanks for sharing! Maybe I will continue to wait for her. She is a beautiful bird. She was kind of larger than the other chicks. Maybe she is a throw back to a breed in her heritage that is slower maturing.
  4. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

    Mar 22, 2010
    Sacramento CA
    I have an EE pullet as well who will be 7 months October 29th, along with a Barred Rock the same age lol. [​IMG] your impatience is understood!
  5. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    I hope we don't all have to wait much longer!

  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Not every hen is going to lay well or even lay at all. Unless she was an inbred show bird by eight months I'd have her scheduled for an appointment with Dr. Hatchet.

    I've got an EE hen that is also eight months old that has laid exactly two eggs. Very pretty blue but only two eggs. Her time is fast running out.
  7. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Lafayette, Indiana
    I have a pair of sister EEs that will be 7 months in a few days. Just a bit ago they started squatting (like a week) and now one of them does it all the time for us... I'm hoping soon... They are so very sweet and beautiful! I am looking forward to pretty eggs. It seems EEs tend to have more late bloomers than other breeds. Hang in there. I have also been told that when they are coming of age this late in the year they may just wait until spring to lay... [​IMG] I hope that isn't the case. Come on Martha and Georgia, be good girls and give me your eggs! LOL

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