At what age do BCM start to lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by countrylife, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. countrylife

    countrylife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I searched and read a million posts and can not find an answer to this simple question [​IMG]
     
  2. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    Florida
    Well their is no simple answer to your question no 2 birds are the same...Mine started to lay at 21 weeks and some take up to a year depends on your line the bird ect... Hope this helps.. [​IMG]
     
  3. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    I was told from the (very nice BYC'er [​IMG] )lady I bought mine from that for her it had been around 6 months of age.

    My BCM pullets are 5 months old (almost to the day) and are not laying yet.
     
  4. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    Florida
    Quote:So how often do you check you nesting box? [​IMG] I used to look daily knew it was gunna be any day when their combs were real red... [​IMG]
     
  5. countrylife

    countrylife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are from a flock that came directly from Jesse Bryant line (8 pullets and 4 cockerels) and some from Davis (7 pullets and 3 cockerels) these birds are about 13 weeks old. Just the timing I was looking for [​IMG]. Hopefully they will all mature out to be awesome birds, they are looking good so far color coming in very well, conformation looks great also, hope eggs look as nice as the birds do!
    I also have 3 Ron Presley 3wk old, looks like 2 pullets and 1 cockerel

    Thanks for the info!!!!
     
  6. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never LOL. Mine took nearly a year and are pitiful layers at that. One egg about every three days. I am a little aggravated at them
     

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