20 week old Barred Rocks, when (approx) should they start laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 3rocksandme, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. 3rocksandme

    3rocksandme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8, 20 week old Barred Rocks. I was thinking they must be getting pretty close to laying age. Does anyone know at what approx age this breed starts laying? Is it time to start putting out optional calcium? I just noticed they have been eating the egg shells from our compost heap.
     
  2. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It took until around 26 weeks for my barred rocks to lay. They are a great breed, very friendly, they are my favorite hens
     
  3. Luke0987654321

    Luke0987654321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    normally 22 to 26 weeks


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  4. biddyboo

    biddyboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My single BR pullet is big and handsome, squatting whenever we approach her. I'm pretty sure she is laying. Our egg count is slowly increasing as I suspect the spring chicks are beginning to lay. I need a day to just sit in the pen and observe! I'd like to know which of my older hens are still producing well and which of the youngsters are coming on. ~G
     
  5. 3rocksandme

    3rocksandme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! It looks like I have a couple more weeks to wait. I do love my barred rocks, they are so much more personable than my NH Reds.
     

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