At what age should my flock start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickletteSarge, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. chickletteSarge

    chickletteSarge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a mixed age flock.... 3 are almost 7months, a few are 5-6 months and the majority are 4 months. Out of almost 20 in our flock 1/4 are cockrels. Only one so far will mount and try to mate with the older POL hens we have 2 prod reds that he likes to mount. They so far are the only layers. My next Q is how soon will we be getting fertilized eggs?
    thanks for any info/input
     
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    chickletteSarge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yea breeds may be helpfull!
    We have FS fowl and only 2 banty breeds.... they are in order of age oldest to youngest:
    production reds (2)
    necked neck (1)
    houdan(1)
    barred rock(2)
    sumatra(1m/1f)
    silkie pr
    D'uccle pr
    yolahama pr
    Sex link (1)
    cochin pr
    wyandottie(1)
    i think thats it?
    From the silkies on they are the 4 month olds if anyone has breeding and laying info in theese breeds id greatly appreciate it!
    thanks again in advance!
     

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