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24 Week Wyandotte - not laying yet...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mikaelB, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. mikaelB

    mikaelB Out Of The Brooder

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    Here she is...does she look 'ready' yet?
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  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Her comb and face will get red when she's at point of lay. 24 weeks is an average start time, you've got a few weeks yet.

    Nice looking SLW though.
     
  3. shelbydog

    shelbydog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bristow, ok
    Are you sure she's 6 months old? I believe my wyandottes had more comb and wattles at 6 months when they began laying. She looks younger than 6 months to me.

    She is a pretty girl.
     
  4. boorae

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    I agree, she looks younger than 24 weeks. My 3 Wyandottes took the longest to start laying, which is okay because they're the most beautiful and I considered it a trade off.
     
  5. mikaelB

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    Yes, she's a nice bird!
     
  6. mikaelB

    mikaelB Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I bought her the first week of august, back then she was about 16-18; so perhaps 22 weeks but not younger than that..She did start sitting on the fake egg in her coop though (yesterday).
     
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    I have golden laced wyandottes. They have been laying about a month. By looking at the pic u posted. Someone was mistaken on her age. She looks to me to b young. I would say about a month away.
     
  8. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    April 8 hatch date for my wyandottes and should start laying soon, they are showing all the signs.
     
  9. kimberluu

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    This is what she looked like when she first began to lay spira[​IMG]tically.
     
  10. shelbydog

    shelbydog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bristow, ok
    'Dottes are a slower maturing breed but she looks about like a 4 month old in the pic. I have 3 3-4 month old 'dottes and 2 7-8 month 'dottes right now. If she is just super slow in maturing and is at least 22 weeks old, I'd say your a month or two from seeing eggs out of her since she has no face color or comb/wattle growth. IMHO
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2013

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