At what age to bantam games start laying & go broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickadee-23, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 young bantam game pullets, they are all about 6-7 months old 2 got really red combs so I'm guessing they are close, just was wondering if this was sign they gonna lay soon? Will they go broody this year or next spring? Thank you :)
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't have game, but I have cochins and d'uccle, and did have silkies, they start at around 6-8 months, so yours should start soon. Generally bantams lay a clutch worth of eggs, 8-15, than they go broody. Most lay straight through winter though some do go broody. Most stop and start their production throughout the season. Yours should start soon, I can't say whether they will go broody or not this year, but it's possible.
     
  3. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! 1 started laying couple days ago I think her sister not far behind her! Sorry took so long to comment back been busy! :)
     

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