at what age to wyandottes and chanticlers start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rawheid, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. rawheid

    rawheid Out Of The Brooder

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    they were hatched sometime in June. I don't have an accurate date as I bought them as teenagers. Plus we have reduced day light as it's fall now. Should I expect eggs this year? or in the new year?
     
  2. horsewoman54

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    I have 4 Wyandottes and they started laying at 5 months. I bought them from McMurray Hatchery and they are great layers. While I was feeding my horses, one of my hens nestled into the hay and laid an egg right next to me. You should get eggs soon hopefully. I am in Utah and put a heat lamp in the coop on the cold nights but they free range during the day.
     
  3. rawheid

    rawheid Out Of The Brooder

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    thx!! So maybe next month. My isa's started laying at 4 mths, but I thought i had heard that heritage breeds started later
     
  4. marktoo

    marktoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have 4 Wyandottes, 1 started laying at 23 weeks, 2 started laying at 25 weeks, the 4th is not yet laying at 31+ weeks.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    My Silver-Laced Wyandotte started laying at about 18 weeks old. My Columbian Wyandotte followed about two days later. And, my bantam Wyandottes start laying at around seven months old.
     
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  6. rawheid

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    So they are btw 17-21 weeks so it could be very soon. Thx. We are getting less than 10 hrs daylight. The sky is getting light at 8 am and it's completely dark by 7. So that will play into it as well.
     

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