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What age do Polish hens begin laying?

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I have 2 Polish hens and they are approx. 6 months old. I have not seen 1 egg from either girl. Do they take longer to develop and begin laying eggs? I also have 2 roosters and want to see if I can hatch any chicks. The wait is killing me.
I have a few very broody buff orphingtons that I think will do an excellent job setting the eggs.

Owned by: 2 Appaloosa's, 1 Great Dane, 1 Golden, 1 Lhasa Apso, 3 cats, 3 Silver Wyandotte's, 2 Barred Rocks, 1 White Rock, 4 Buff Orphingtons, 4 Polish Chickens, 4 Silkies, 10 Isa Browns, 35 RIR, 2 Light Brahmas, 2 Aracaunas and more eggs to hatch!!!!
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Owned by: 2 Appaloosa's, 1 Great Dane, 1 Golden, 1 Lhasa Apso, 3 cats, 3 Silver Wyandotte's, 2 Barred Rocks, 1 White Rock, 4 Buff Orphingtons, 4 Polish Chickens, 4 Silkies, 10 Isa Browns, 35 RIR, 2 Light Brahmas, 2 Aracaunas and more eggs to hatch!!!!
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post #2 of 30

I had one Polish hen once, but she got bit by a black widow spider, and died.  hit  But I will say that I heard that they don't lay as well as some other breeds.  So maybe they are just taking longer since from what I've heard they are not kept for their laying ability or for meat.

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post #3 of 30

They should start laying at the age of 8-10 months. Unsure about rooster maturity but I was under the impression they are fairly fertile at 9 months of age. My polish hens tended to lay eggs that looked like they had two narrow ends. Was bizarre.


Edited by maloga - 3/9/10 at 5:19pm
post #4 of 30

Mine didn't lay until she reached nearly one year old - last spring's chick and I just started getting eggs about 3 weeks ago.  She lays about 4 times a week.  It was a LONGGGGGGGG wait!

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"a well  balanced person has a chicken on each shoulder"
WWCD? =  What would chickens do?
Hubby brings home the bacon, but my girls and I put the eggs on the table!!
LOVE my LB roo- favorite of the flock.
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post #5 of 30

Mine have all only taken about 5 or 6 months. They lay quite sporatically though, several eggs, then a month off then a few more eggs, etc.

BTW Japanese,mille fleur Jap project,  corturnix quail, some red chickens I got at TSC, one EE and 2 EE chicks, and some really poor pyncheons, 10 ducks and 2 welsh harlequin ducklings,  one pheasant hen, one pheasant chick, one MFC chick, 2 Norwegian Jaerhon chicks.
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BTW Japanese,mille fleur Jap project,  corturnix quail, some red chickens I got at TSC, one EE and 2 EE chicks, and some really poor pyncheons, 10 ducks and 2 welsh harlequin ducklings,  one pheasant hen, one pheasant chick, one MFC chick, 2 Norwegian Jaerhon chicks.
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post #6 of 30

i have two wcb polish and they just started laying they are 5 months old

post #7 of 30

I have a hatchery polish, she started laying at 5 months,  but I didn't notice until 6 months.

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post #8 of 30

My hatchery polish started laying at about 7-10 months.

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Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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post #9 of 30

I finally gave away my Polish, to a friend.  Now, finally, at nearly 10 months old, they are laying!

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RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

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post #10 of 30

Mine is a hatchery Polish and didn't start to lay until she was 10 months!  I'm surprised though because she lays about 5 days/week and I thought they only laid about twice a week so not too shabby!

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