I'm so excited! Our pullets are finally laying (March, 2009).
Here's the list from our first 10 layers:
Breed (name) age 1st. egg laid egg color
Barred Rock (Spice) 21 weeks brown
Easter egger (Pippin) 21 weeks green (light olive)
Barred rock (Sugar) 21 weeks light brown
White leghorn (Hunter) 22 weeks white
White leghorn (Gabrielle) 22 weeks white
Production red (Merry) 23 weeks brown (darker than the BR eggs)
Easter egger (Sparrow) 23 weeks bluish green (minty?)
Easter egger (Cleopatra) 24 weeks green (light olive)
Barnevelder (Lacy) 27 weeks brown (darker than the BR eggs)
Barnevelder (Penny) 27 weeks dark brown (darkest egg layer of the flock)
Going clockwise: First 3 eggs were laid by our 3 easter eggers, the next two white ones were laid by
the 2 white leghorns, the next 2 eggs were laid by the 2 barnevelders, then a production red egg, and
the last two light brown eggs were laid by our 2 barred rocks.
Out of ten laying hens, we are getting 8-10 eggs a day with an occasional double yolker thrown in.
The barnevelders are each laying 3-4 eggs a week - all the other hens are laying an egg a day.
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