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post #11 of 23

I am VERY new to this , but the lady I got my chickens from said that they onset of laying is determined by body weight, not age . She said my red and blacks stars would have to get to approx 4 pounds where the BO and RIR's needed to be around 6 pounds . Now there are I am sure a lot of other considderations , overall health , weather living conditions , quality of food etc etc wink... But that is the extent of my newbie knowledge . Hope it helps .

post #12 of 23

My Barred Rock had her first egg at 125 days, a day before 18 weeks old. My other Barred Rock has not started laying yet, but I hope she starts soon!!!!

4 bo, 2 br, 2 ee, 1 slw
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post #13 of 23

My 3 BR's are 18 weeks old.  Two have red combs/face; only one is doing the squat; none are laying.

My sex links started laying at 16-17 weeks...don't think the weight has anything to do with it...my BO's are larger than the sex links but 2 weeks younger and they are just now getting red combs.

6 Red Sex Link, 5 Buff Orpington, 5 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 3 Barred Rocks, and 3 Easter Eggers
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6 Red Sex Link, 5 Buff Orpington, 5 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 3 Barred Rocks, and 3 Easter Eggers
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post #14 of 23

My br is 24 weeks old, very large and red comb and wattles...but still no eggs. I think the heat is throwing them off.

post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by LindsayB 

I think the heat is throwing them off.


That is quite possible...we have been in the upper 90's and 100's for over a month.

6 Red Sex Link, 5 Buff Orpington, 5 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 3 Barred Rocks, and 3 Easter Eggers
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6 Red Sex Link, 5 Buff Orpington, 5 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 3 Barred Rocks, and 3 Easter Eggers
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post #16 of 23

I have 3 Plymouth Rocks (barred) and 2 out of the three have started laying and they are 18 wks.  I am soo excited.  How old are yours?lol

Wife to an Amazing husband, Mother to 3 lovely daughters, 1 calico cat, 4 Ameraucanas, 3 Plymouth Rocks, 3 Leghorns, 3 Production Reds, 3 Wyandottes, 2 Welsummers, and 1 Feisty bantam Cochin Rooster
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Wife to an Amazing husband, Mother to 3 lovely daughters, 1 calico cat, 4 Ameraucanas, 3 Plymouth Rocks, 3 Leghorns, 3 Production Reds, 3 Wyandottes, 2 Welsummers, and 1 Feisty bantam Cochin Rooster
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post #17 of 23

I Have 30 BR that will turn 17 weeks on Tuesday. No eggs yet. Some of them have got the big red comb.

post #18 of 23

I have a Barred Rock pullet who is 19 weeks old today smile she has not gotten real red yet, so I figure she will lay closer to 20-21 weeks. I also have a 24-28 week old Brahma I am waiting on too smile

post #19 of 23

I can't stand it!!!!  barnie  My girls are all about 21 weeks, and we have no eggs!!!!  he  I think it must be the heat, they have red combs and wattles and look like big girl hens... but still nothing!!

Chicken math strikes again... we are now at 16 hens!  half are pullets that will start laying soon.  We just adopted 6 bcm chicks, and next week we'll have 25 surprise rare breed pullets and 2 female leghorn chicks.  :)  I love spring!!!!
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Chicken math strikes again... we are now at 16 hens!  half are pullets that will start laying soon.  We just adopted 6 bcm chicks, and next week we'll have 25 surprise rare breed pullets and 2 female leghorn chicks.  :)  I love spring!!!!
Friend my hens on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HathawayHens

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post #20 of 23

My BR's are 20 weeks old this week and I know that at least one began laying this week and maybe 2 of the 3.  All now have red faces and squat.

6 Red Sex Link, 5 Buff Orpington, 5 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 3 Barred Rocks, and 3 Easter Eggers
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6 Red Sex Link, 5 Buff Orpington, 5 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 3 Barred Rocks, and 3 Easter Eggers
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