Trailer Trash Chickens

By a2michickens · Aug 12, 2012 · Updated Aug 16, 2012 · ·
  1. a2michickens
    I recently "adopted" 10 Isa browns and 10 Australorps. I have lost 3 of the Australorps to predators (probably foxes), and I think we have the coop indefensible now. As the chicks have grown, we have come to the realization that one of the australorps is in fact a rooster. We do not want a rooster, and will probably be taking it to a butcher. Otherwise, I am really happy with my girls. They come when I call them, and have recently started jumping up on my lap when I coax them. I really need to know when I should start expecting eggs, and when is a good time to take the rooster in. If anyone can help with these, please let me know. Thanks.

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  1. Rachel'sFlock
    My australorps begin laying between 16 and 19 weeks, without fail. They mature early and lay well. Sorry, don't know about the other breed
  2. a2michickens
    I'll post pics tomorrow. I got the first 10 Isa's the end of May, and the australorps a week and half later.
  3. gickelvolk
    Yep.... pictures would help.
    Generally, laying will start at 5 to 6 months..... Your mileage may vary..... :^)
  4. ChickInDelight
    Where are the pictures? Wait and see about the roo. I am (about mine).

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