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Hi everyone, I am getting a variety of girls this time and I'm wondering when I can expect them to start laying. I'm getting RTL Barred Rocks, columbian rocks and black sex links. I'm guessing the rocks take a bit longer? Any ideas? Thanks
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My pullets began laying at 5 months, but normally around 6. The rocks shouldn't take any longer or shorter. Some hens take longer or shorter than 5 or 6 months.

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For I know the thoughts that I think toward you

Saith the Lord

Thoughts of peace

And not of evil

To give you an expected end

Jeremiah 29:11

Remember to stop by and check out the Groundhog Day Hatch-a-long thread and contests! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1147081/2017-groundhog-day-hatch-a-long

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Onset of lay is between usually 18-24 weeks for most breeds.....your sexlinks may start earlier than the others.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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