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Age of egg laying breeds

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PepsNick, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Experienced eggers---What age do you guys think that these breeds will start laying?

    Buff Orpington
    White Leghorn
    Barred Rock
    Black Sexlink
    Easter Egger
    Dark Brahma
     
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  2. PepsNick

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  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    From 19-24 weeks. Your sexlink will likely be the first.
     
  4. PepsNick

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    awesome! thanks! Are they full grown at that age?

    Nick
     
  5. starforever61

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    well my easter eggers and barred rocks are 25 weeks and definitely not full grown and they sure are small. they don't look like they will be laying any time soon. i always say 6 months if they're a springtime, nearly 7 or 8 months if they're a summertime chick, and 7 or 8 months a winter chick. But this is only if you don't add supplemental light. Not only do they need light to lay eggs, but to develop. [​IMG]
     

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