Average age for Wyandottes to start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by koconnell, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. koconnell

    koconnell Hatching

    Oct 11, 2008
    I have six 9 week old GLW and I found 3 eggs in the coop this morning! Is it normal for them to lay so young?:eek:
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    That's a little young but not unheard of.....lucky you!!! [​IMG] I think anywhere from 4 mo. to 6 mo. is usually average for most breeds.
  3. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Catawba County, NC
    Wow!! Are you sure it was the Wyandottes and not some other hen that layed? I had two Wyandottes that didn't lay till 24 weeks. 9 weeks old and laying is amazing!
  4. koconnell

    koconnell Hatching

    Oct 11, 2008
    I only have the 6 Wyandotte hens. They are all the same age, I think! I bought them online and they were supposedly "day old chicks". I also have a young Sebright rooster who wandered in one day and shares their coop.
  5. lizard7

    lizard7 In the Brooder

    May 14, 2008
    Yeah, wow! I have 2 GL Wyandottes that are now 18 weeks old and I am looking every day for that first egg. You are indeed lucky. My 2 have decided to sleep in the nesting box so I made another box which my older hen went right in and is laying her eggs there. She seems to be very adaptable.
  6. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:I think that's really too young I have 5 silver laced wyndott,non of them layed an egg yet and they are for sure about 6.5 months old.
    May be one of your friends wants to make you excited and put the eggs in the nesting box!
    what ever it is I wish yiu best luck.
  7. shy

    shy In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2008
    That's a bit unheard of...Wow. At nine weeks they are only two months old. Mine at nine weeks still looked like babies. My GLW started laying at 20/21 weeks and I thought I was doing good for that breed.
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I don't think any of my wyandottes have started before 6 months. Are you sure you're counting right....or is it possible someone planted the eggs there?
  9. koconnell

    koconnell Hatching

    Oct 11, 2008
    Thanks for all of your input! I really apperciate the help. I am new at raising chickens!
    Could someone please tell me how to add pics to a message so I can show my girls and eggs?
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    WOW!!! Lucky you. My earliest layer was 17 weeks my last to start laying was 27 weels. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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