Australourps.... when are they going to lay???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ella1989, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. ella1989

    ella1989 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know australourps take ages to lay mine are about 35 weeks old and still no egg. it is winter however but i was wondering what the average age is for an australourp to lay

    thankyou!
     
  2. egg proof

    egg proof Out Of The Brooder

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    Both of mine started at 27 weeks. I now average about 6 eggs a week from each. They are going on 29 weeks.
     
  3. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    our seem to start between 5 and 6 months old. once they start they are everyday dependable layers.
     
  4. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
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    I do love my Aussies! But they take a while to mature... Mine didn't start laying till around 30 weeks. But, in some instances, if they mature in late fall or winter, they may wait until Spring before they start. [​IMG]
     
  5. ella1989

    ella1989 Out Of The Brooder

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    thankyou i think mine might wait till spring...
     
  6. streetglide

    streetglide Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine were 19 weeks old the day before Thanksgiving. I got my first 2 eggs on the day after Thanksgiving! I've had 2/day since and they keep getting larger. I have 18 fat healthy pullets I'll be buried in eggs soon!
     
  7. ella1989

    ella1989 Out Of The Brooder

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    wow i wish mine layed that early!
     
  8. gardenqueen

    gardenqueen New Egg

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    My black Australourpes must be about 3 1/2 years old, egg production quit cold turkey around August and is just picking up sporatically now.
    How many years will an Ausrtalourpe lay? They have been incredibly consistant, an egg a day practically. I'm so sad these wonderful little hens may have been used up already.
     
  9. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    My first egg came on Sept 23 at their 19weeks 4 days point.
    Since then (as of last Sunday) they have laid 268 eggs. I have 6 hens, and one has already been broody (my best layer...boo.)
    Excellent layers of gorgeous brown eggs. Good size eggs, too!
    When I get more chooks, they will be the same breed.

    Bright Blessings of Many, many eggs!!!
     
  10. Ogress

    Ogress Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2010
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    My Australorp is just about 6 months now (born early June). No egg yet, and I'm not expecting anything soon as the fleshy bits on her face are quite small and not very red. Her comb is no more than a few bumps. The days are quite short and the nights are usually freezing. I don't use supplemental heat or light. I figure she'll lay in spring. Two of my other hens (New Hampshire and RIR) born on the same day started doing the squat today, so I'm expecting eggs from them soon - can't wait! They will be our first.
     

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