A chart showing breeds and egglaying age?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mountainchick5, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. mountainchick5

    mountainchick5 Out Of The Brooder

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    It seems to me some breeds start to lay eggs at different ages. Is there a chart somewhere that shows the different breeds and when they start to lay eggs? My Buff Orpington started right at 20 weeks and has laid an egg everyday since. My Welsummer laid 3 eggs and stopped. The cochins seem to mature more slowly. Still waiting on theirs. Do some chickens start to lay then stop for some reason?
     
  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    check out my pet chicken, they should have some breed specific info on hens and laying. We have an Australorp that stop laying for a month or two before laying again. She's healthy, I posted topics an it, and chocked it up to her just taking a break... Hope this helps [​IMG] I know it can really make you worry!
     
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  3. Plain Old Dee

    Plain Old Dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We thought our BO pullet was a rooster until she started laying eggs. She was very masculine in appearance - and even crowed a bit. She layed an egg every other day for about a month - then quit and hasn't layed an egg in two months. I'm no expert, but it could be because she was in a smallish cage for a while (when she was laying the eggs) until we could get the coop built. After we finished the coop and moved her in, we got more pullets. Perhaps the stress caused her to stop laying? IDK:th
     
  4. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    Thats funny you say that about a masculine looking buff orp... I've seen several photos of hens that I'd sworn were roo's, ans we have both white and buff orps, and at least one of each is manly looking.
     
  5. Plain Old Dee

    Plain Old Dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were so sure she was a roo, the grandson named him/her "Roger." Why Roger, I have no idea!

    Roger is a camera ham!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. australorpchick

    australorpchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aimeeinwv Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. Dr HaHa

    Dr HaHa Grinning Chicken Lips

    Feb 11, 2009
    Nekoosa Wi.
    Plain Old Dee. I was so glad to see a pic of Roger. I have 10 sex link Golden Comets. One of them is named Bit*h. She does nothing but bit*h and lay eggs. She's hell-rarious. When I'm outside I know exactly where she is. She's bigger than the rest and has the roo like comb as does Roger. I wondered about her for a while. She's never crowed but I was waiting for it. I told some of the people on another thread about sending her to Sweden for the operation. A hen trapped in a roo's body. I told them that she'd have to sell her one egg a day and save up, and that she'd have to put a sign up at the end of the drive. Egg for sale! [​IMG]
     

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