18 week Leghorns and still waiting

SimpleSonflower

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jul 10, 2011
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I have leghorns and they are eighteen weeks old and I'm still waiting for eggs. Is this normal?
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Zaxby's2

Songster
8 Years
Apr 10, 2011
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Yes, it's perfectly fine.
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Most chickens don't start laying until they're 20-25 weeks, so you'll just have to wait, even if they are leghorns. Good luck!
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A.T. Hagan

Don't Panic
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Aug 13, 2007
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20 weeks is the average for a pullet to begin to lay. Eighteen weeks is typically when my Leghorns start. Don't try to rush them. They need to develop their reproductive systems properly or they'll be at a higher risk of problems later on.
 

JulieNKC

Crowing
9 Years
Sep 25, 2010
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Mine is 22-23 weeks and nothing. Her comb just started growing and turning red the past week though, so I'm hoping for an egg from her soon....
 

Two Creeks Farm

Songster
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Apr 23, 2011
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Our leghorns have been hit and miss, about the same ag as well. The heat and their age will dictate things. In a few weeks it will all be rolling along just wait and see:D
 
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