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age pullets start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sunbury chick, May 14, 2008.

  1. sunbury chick

    sunbury chick Songster

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    I bought chicks(all pullets,I hope)on March 28th,Can someone tell me when they will start laying?I have a buff orpington, aracona,leghorn and a golden comet(what ever that is) and they are the cutest things I've ever seen.I hope it won't be too long before they're laying eggs... Thanks, Sunbury Chick::
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    18 weeks is the norm. Probably some time in august
     
  3. Josie

    Josie Songster

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    My birds have never laid before 20 weeks, but they are just normal backyard birds. There are strains that lay earlier and later.
     
  4. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

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    My first 3 I got on the same day as you, the next 3 came a few days later, then two more and so on. We should have eggs about the same time. I can't wait.
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Between 18-26 weeks, sometimes a little longer.
     
  6. LazyGirl

    LazyGirl In the Brooder

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    Mine never lay before 25 weeks.
     
  7. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:Just what I was going to say.
     
  8. living2ride

    living2ride Songster

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    Mine have always been around 6 months.
     
  9. professor-yellow

    professor-yellow Songster

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    Got 25 day old RiR pullets from Ideal and started to lay at 16 weeks! Only 4 of them but caught me off guard since they were on an all purpose. Whe, I saw the first one, immediately switched to the layer pellet and gave them crished egg shell as a supplement, since it would take a while for the feed to provide the extra calcium needed.
     
  10. crooked stripe

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    How do they start to lay? An egg every once in a while or when they start is it a continuing process. Is there a way you can tell when they are about to start laying? John
     

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