any pics of BR and BA about to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sammysam, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. sammysam

    sammysam Out Of The Brooder

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    does anyone have any pics of barred rocks and black australorps about to or just started to lay? And how old are they before they lay? Mine are around 17 wks and just wanted to compare. Dont have any pics but I will try to post some soon.
     
  2. Babe77

    Babe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BR's are 20 wks old and just started to lay the past 7 days (1 to 1-1/2 oz eggs). Don't have any pics right now to show what they look like but I can possibly get 1 in the next couple of days.
     
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  3. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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  4. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few of my BR's started at 20 weeks. That was almost 5 weeks ago.

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  5. newchicksnducks

    newchicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some comb shots of my girls. The white EE has been laying for about 4-5 weeks and is now 26 weeks old. The Black Australorp is 21 weeks old, and laid her first egg the day this was taken. The Dominique in the background has been doing the "squat" for a week or two, and this was the first time she (or any of the girls!) investigated the nesting boxes, even though they were installed 7-8 weeks ago! My
    EE had been laying on the coop floor, but since the BA gave 2 eggs in the nesting box, she has decided to use it too:clap

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    Went out at noon today - I had 4 eggs in one box, one egg in another! From one egg layer to 5 in 3 days!![​IMG]
     
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  6. sammysam

    sammysam Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the pics and info. By the looks of the pics my BR has a way to go and my BA which is about 5 months could be anyday now. Cant wait for that first egg.
     

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