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How long on average for a Polish hen to begin egglaying??

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Hello all.

 

I have a small flock of hens that are all at 30 weeks old. 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Buff Orps, 1 RIR and 1 white crested black polish.  Everyone is laying well except the polish. She is quite small, but seems to be perfectly healthy and I was just wondering if polish hens are typically slow to start laying or if I've just got a stubborn girl with a wild hairdo. I'm really in no hurry for one more egg here or there, just curious.

 

Thanks for any help.


Edited by yankeefan - 3/18/12 at 7:04am
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I think I've answered my own question. I did a litte digging online and found that Polish are not really reliable egglayers. Best case scenario, they may lay an egg or two each week and some won't even do that much.

 

No worries. She is what she is, funny to look at anyway. Plus, I doubt she eats very much.

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I have a much loved WCBP that didn't start laying until she was 10 months old.  We get an adorable little egg about every other day.

 

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It took our gals about 6 months to begin laying but we get about an egg a day or one every other day from them.

"You silly thing. Didn't they tell you...polish is not a name.. it's an acronym for Pure Out-Landishly Insanely Silly Hens." Quote welasharon
"There's no such thing as electrolytes in these parts, so that's out of the question. Unless they like Gatorade." Quote Booswalia
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"You silly thing. Didn't they tell you...polish is not a name.. it's an acronym for Pure Out-Landishly Insanely Silly Hens." Quote welasharon
"There's no such thing as electrolytes in these parts, so that's out of the question. Unless they like Gatorade." Quote Booswalia
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