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I have 15 pullets & the 15th of this month they will be 5 months old about when should i expect them to start laying eggs I ordered 25 pullets &  Cackle sent me 8 roosters & someone stole 7 of my pullets about 2 months ago so i now only have 15 & the 8 roosters I am gonna sell off the extra roosters all but 2 or put them in the pot if they do not sell I am very dissapointed  with Cackle Hatchery with this order i will have to raise the 10 pullets i need to get the number i should have gotten to begin with

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Generally chickens start laying around 20 weeks but there are many factors to consider. Check out this BYC thread http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/684375/at-what-age-should-chickens-start-laying-eggs

It might contain the information you are looking for.

 

I have never been able to get a decent price for roosters so mine all go into the soup pot.  You might be luckier with your Jersey Giants. 

About the Hatchery.....8/25 is a 30% margin of error .... too much in my book.  They would not get away with that if they were supplying a larger order.  Phone them and see if they will replace the roosters for free. 

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I have 15 pullets & the 15th of this month they will be 5 months old about when should i expect them to start laying eggs I ordered 25 pullets &  Cackle sent me 8 roosters & someone stole 7 of my pullets about 2 months ago so i now only have 15 & the 8 roosters I am gonna sell off the extra roosters all but 2 or put them in the pot if they do not sell I am very dissapointed  with Cackle Hatchery with this order i will have to raise the 10 pullets i need to get the number i should have gotten to begin with

My Jerseys started laying at the 7 month mark. They started squatting for me about a month before they laid their first eggs. That really stinks that someone stole your pullets!
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I keep my chickens padlocked at all times when I'm not home and also at night. I do have neighbors I absolutely do not trust. Don't think I would by from Cackle Hatchery again if thats the best they can do.

2 barred rock hens, 1 golden comet hen, 1 rhode island red hen, 1 cuckoo maran hen, 1 barnyard mix hen,1 buff orpington  hen, 2 black australorp hens a rhode island red rooster, 5 rhode island red heritage breed pullets and 2 rhode island red heritage breed roosters.
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2 barred rock hens, 1 golden comet hen, 1 rhode island red hen, 1 cuckoo maran hen, 1 barnyard mix hen,1 buff orpington  hen, 2 black australorp hens a rhode island red rooster, 5 rhode island red heritage breed pullets and 2 rhode island red heritage breed roosters.
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After my 7 pullets were stolen i but a lock on my coop I am telling ya a thief is the lowest of lowlifes except a child molester it took me almost a year  to save up to order my  BLACK JERSEY GIANTS & i am on a disability fixed income & now it will take me over a year to raise enough to replace the 7 that were stolen from me. & I will be ordering from a different Hatchery Cackle sent me 7 roosters instead of the 3 i did order & they did refund the money for the 4 roosters . Which hatchery except McMurry & McMurry I had a bigger foul up  I need a good hatchery that don't foul up my order Cackle stated that they had a 90% sexing rate guess i fell into the other 10%  JUST MY LUCK LOL

 

 

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