Barred rocks and light Sussex laying age?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by janelle18, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. janelle18

    janelle18 Songster

    Apr 3, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    My Coop
    Hi all!
    I have barred rock hens and light Sussex hens who are 18 weeks old now! I was wonder what age these breeds usually lay at? My LS hens combs are quite red compared to the barred rocks. Do they usually lay earlier ? I want some Eggs! I can try and add some pictures if that would help!
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    It all depends on where you got them. Hatcheries strive for production - ie: focus more on eggs than breeding to standards. A heritage barred rock pullet will take her time coming into lay - sometimes up to 30 weeks. A hen from a hatchery will give you eggs much sooner (usually), so 20 weeks is the average lay time. Have any started to squat for you yet? That's a good sign of eggs on the way. [​IMG] It looks like this.

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