barred rocks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kelliepulido, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I have 4.5m old or 5m old barrs some are cochin barred x I don't think they are laying yet and don' seem to be maturing quite as fast as the leghorn/cochin cross when should expect eggs?My leghorn/cochins x are starting to lay they were hatched out first week in nov.barrs were about 1m later.
  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    leghorns tend to develop a bit faster than rocks.
  3. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    They sound 'on schedule'. It's typical for BRs to start laying at 20-22 weeks. The leghorns do tend to mature quicker....that's probably why your crosses are already laying.

    For comparison:
    I have BR pullets that were hatch Oct 23. They just started laying in the last 7-10 days...about half of the 8 girls.

    Also have pullets (in other breeds) from a Nov 6th hatch. They have not started yet, although they're combs are looking like it could be any day now.

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