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when do hens start laying eggs 21 weeks?

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Just wondering when to start looking forward to my girls laying.??

Husband to my love ,father to 2 girls , 2 boys , and keeper of 30+ chickens. loving life , family, and God!!  James 2:24-26
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Husband to my love ,father to 2 girls , 2 boys , and keeper of 30+ chickens. loving life , family, and God!!  James 2:24-26
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post #2 of 4

well, it depends upon the variety.

Sex links, Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, Production and NH Reds, Orpingtons and Polish all start laying right around 20 weeks.

Marans usually take a few extra weeks

My EEs and Ameraucanas have taken up to 9 months before the first egg appears.

Good luck!

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Former keeper of hens, life isn't much fun without chickens... but

 

"With God, ALL things are possible."

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post #3 of 4

What breed are they ?  cochins and silkies take FOREVER like 11 months.  fayomis take 16-20 weeks.

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Muddy Horse Farms where animals and technology collide
Current Residents : Me, DH, DD age 8 and chicken crazy, , 1 catahoula, 1 chihuahua, 1 pitbull 5 cats, 4 horses, 3 guineas, Seramas, Silver Sussex. Coronation Sussex, Polish, East Indies  Drowning in Ducks  NPIP 43-696

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I was wondering when NH Reds may start laying. I have 3 NHR's and 3 White Leghorns. Both the NH Reds and the Leghorns are 19 weeks.  The Leghorns have been laying for about 2 weeks now.  I was hoping the Reds would take the hint from the Leghorns, but nothing yet. Anyone have a guess as to when the Reds may start? All the signs have been there for about a week - red comb, yellow feet etc... but nothing yet. Standing by in NH......
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