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At what age do ringnecks start laying.

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by toejam, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

    Dec 21, 2009
    SW Ohio, Wilmington
    Hi late last july I bought a pair of pheasants and they were 10 wekks old. So I was wonder when they will start laying since I havent got any eggs yet.
  2. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine were about 9 months to a year before they started. The male needs to be in FULL COLOR to get better results.

    Younger males are not as potent... BELIVE ME.. out of 30 eggs... I only got 1 good one.
  3. lobojoe

    lobojoe Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 31, 2010
    As soon as your males little horns as I call them start to stick up they will start the breading process. If they where hatched last spring they will be laying eggs this spring
  4. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

    Dec 21, 2009
    SW Ohio, Wilmington
    He has his horns and is in full color. What time in the spring will he be laying. Early mid or late
  5. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:You maybe waiting for a long time for HIM to start laying! [​IMG] Usually the hens handle that part.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2010
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  6. Eagle2026

    Eagle2026 HIGH FLYER

    Mar 10, 2009
    Snohomish, WA.
    April 5th

    That's when mine will be, gettin er' done.
  7. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

    Dec 21, 2009
    SW Ohio, Wilmington
    Oops I ment hen will SHE be laying.... I cant beleive i messed that up.
  8. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    one of my pairs started laying in December... dont know why... but Ive got the cuttest little one...

    hopefully the rest will starte in march
  9. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2010
    essexville, michigan
    My first post, and was wondering the same thing. I got 3 ringnecks last July,and have watched them grow into a beautiful rooster, and hens. I'm hoping they will start laying soon, I've built an incubator and tested it for the right temps, and am waiting for the eggs now. I've made a pen from an old dog pen 6x7x10 they seem to be comfortable in it, I've put a pine tree in the pen, and they will hide in there. Wish me luck, I'll need it.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2010
  10. dutchhollow

    dutchhollow Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2008
    SW IA
    We try not to have any left after the end of March, but have a few hundred. They hatched last May
    ' thru July, and started laying about 2 weeks ago.

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