bantys lay when??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redturtle, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. redturtle

    redturtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2010
    stanardsville, va
    when do bantys start to lay??

    i have 6 i am waiting on...they are 19/20 weeks old

    thnx 4 the info
  2. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    It depends on the breed..they lay about the same as the lf birds do.Average age is around 6 months but some breeds begin earlier and some take their own sweet time [​IMG]
  3. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    My Bantam SP Rocks started at 17 weeks last October. I always heard bantams mature faster, but I don't know.
  4. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rhode Island
    I have 3 bantam pullets and I got my first egg 2 days ago. They will be 6 months old on Monday. It was the Sebright who laid the first egg. She already laid egg #2 today and the other 2 have yet to lay.
  5. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    I have a few bantam pullets and we got our FIRST EGG yesterday! At 20 weeks old. Probably won't get another one for 6 months if you ask my husband (he said that exactly "Wait 6 more months and you might get another one") I am no expert...just sharing how long my wait took.
  6. redturtle

    redturtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2010
    stanardsville, va
    thnx for the info everybody...

    my silver sebright will be the last to lay i think when they do start...she barely has any comb and is just starting to turn pink
    my red pyle will be the first i think since her comb is big and bright red already...
    my 2 bb red will be next and then my 2 mille fleur d'uccle

    actually...i take it little black silkie will be the last to lay since they dont start until they are about 9 months old i think

    guess i will just keep my ears open for a little voiced egg song and a small white

    thnx again everybody

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