How old before the BLRWs start laying regularly? I went to great lengths to get some nice birds from hatching eggs. I have 10 hens and 2 roos from 3 different egg batches that hatched out on 2/20/11, 3/31/11, and 4/7/11. I have been very disappointed in the number of eggs I'm getting from these. I get at most 2/day, and frequently none. The barred rocks and Delawares, on the other hand, are almost all laying. I know these are bred for good egg production and the BLRWs are not, but come on----with the price of organic feed, these need to be a little bit more productive. I won't even have enough fresh eggs to sell as hatching eggs if they don't pick up. How patient do I need to be?? These and my black copper marans are the worst layers of 8 different heritage breeds I have.
You ar egettings from a 6 month old Wyandotte? Mine don't even start till 8 months.. They are very slow to mature