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post #31 of 37
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Our girls are 23 weeks.  Do their looks change when they are ready?  These are two of them, and there are two more.  Two are bright red like the one in the front, the other two look like the one in the back.
I have 4 Leghorns. When their combs are bright red, floppy, and they are squatting, you can expect an egg any day:)
post #32 of 37
Sorry to revive an old thread, but I've been reading through for awhile, my White Leghorn is massive. She is easily twice the weight of my other hens, but without looking overweight. She is 29 weeks old and is still not laying... Her waddle and comb are very red, but very small. She doesn't really squat and my rooster has no interest in her at least that I've seen... although I think he thinks I'm the dominant rooster, so he may be hiding it from me do you guys think maybe she just won't lay? Should I be concerned for her health?
Edited by FriAndRoo - 10/15/15 at 9:59am
post #33 of 37

thank you for the post.. just layed her first egg..it was a little small white egg..we are both very happy..:weee

post #34 of 37

That really looks like a white rock to me. I've been raising leghorns for years and that is just way to big to be a leghorn! I've never had a white leghorn hen more than 4 1/2 pounds......

post #35 of 37
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Originally Posted by wags71 View Post

That really looks like a white rock to me. I've been raising leghorns for years and that is just way to big to be a leghorn! I've never had a white leghorn hen more than 4 1/2 pounds......
you might be right, or maybe she's a cross? Because she has just started laying and she is laying a cream colored egg with brown speckles, beautiful!
post #36 of 37

 Chickens can be lazy and they will lay whenever they feel like it. But there are some clues as to when they will start laying. They will start doing the submissive squat, which is what they do before the roo jumps on to do his thing.  Their combs will become larger in size also.

post #37 of 37

I bought some chicks that hatched Nov 16, 2015 from Meyer Hatchery. I have 2 Welsummers, 1 white leghorn and 1 golden sexlink. They are 18 weeks now and I'm waiting patiently for eggs. I thought they were early bloomers but from I'm reading, it can take much longer than the 24-26 weeks. Any ideas?

 

Michelle

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