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Average age for Wyandottes to start laying?

post #1 of 25
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I have six 9 week old GLW and I found 3 eggs in the coop this morning! Is it normal for them to lay so young?:o

post #2 of 25

That's a little young but not unheard of.....lucky you!!! smile  I think anywhere from 4 mo. to 6 mo. is usually average for most breeds.

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Wow!! Are you sure it was the Wyandottes and not some other hen that layed? I had two Wyandottes that didn't lay till 24 weeks.  9 weeks old and laying is amazing!

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4 kids between us, 1 German Shepherd, 1 Maine Coon cat, Grammy to a Doberman, 1 finch, 1 BOxGLW hen, 10 gold sex-link hens, a BR rooster (thanks to ellymae) and probably more to come!
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I only have the 6 Wyandotte hens. They are all the same age, I think! I bought them online and they were supposedly "day old chicks". I also have a young Sebright rooster who wandered in one day and shares their coop.

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Yeah, wow! I have 2 GL Wyandottes that are now 18 weeks old and I am looking every day for that first egg.  You are indeed lucky.  My 2 have decided to sleep in the nesting box so I made another box which my older hen went right in and is laying her eggs there. She seems to be very adaptable.

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Originally Posted by koconnell 

I only have the 6 Wyandotte hens. They are all the same age, I think! I bought them online and they were supposedly "day old chicks". I also have a young Sebright rooster who wandered in one day and shares their coop.


I think that's really too young I have 5 silver laced wyndott,non of them layed an egg yet and they are for sure about 6.5 months old.
May be one of your friends wants to make you excited and put the eggs in the nesting box!
what ever it is I wish yiu best luck.
Omran.

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Thanks God for everything I have and I don't have, thanks God for the Health and happiness and  the great Beleave in him and trusting him. Rich is not how much I have,but how much I can give, and how many real friends I can keep.Every day is a good day so long I can breath.
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post #7 of 25

That's a bit unheard of...Wow.  At nine weeks they are only two months old.  Mine at nine weeks still looked like babies.  My GLW started laying at 20/21 weeks and I thought I was doing good for that breed.

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2 Black sex-links, 2 golden comets, 1 EE, 1 game hen
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post #8 of 25

I don't think any of my wyandottes have started before 6 months.  Are you sure you're counting right....or is it possible someone planted the eggs there?

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If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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Thanks for all of your input! I really apperciate the help. I am new at raising chickens!
Could someone please tell me how to add pics to a message so I can show my girls and eggs?

post #10 of 25

WOW!!! Lucky you. My earliest layer was 17 weeks my last to start laying was 27 weels. jumpy  wee

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