Barred Rocks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rebeccamariemiller, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. rebeccamariemiller

    rebeccamariemiller Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 9, 2008
    I have 5 barred rock pullets that I got at the end of June.
    Also I have 4 red laced white Cornish that I got at the end of April.

    When should I expect them to start laying?
  2. chickyfuzz

    chickyfuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2013
    Mine where hatched at the start of the year and she has just started so I would say a couple more months.
  3. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2013
    Atlanta, Georgia
    My Barred Rocks were hatched May 15 and we got our first egg Oct 8 (right at 21 weeks). The second BR started about 2 weeks later.
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Different strains mature at different rates, even of the same breed. They lay the day they are ready and not a moment sooner. Diet, hours of light and other things also effect the onset age of egg laying.

    A nice round figure is 6 months, ie 26 weeks. Some will start a month earlier and some will start a month later, due to the factors mentioned above. Plus, even it they are hatch mates, they are still all individuals.

    Yeah, I remember Jr High School. Same same.
  5. rebeccamariemiller

    rebeccamariemiller Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 9, 2008
    FINALLY HAVE EGGS! I WENT OUT YESTERDAY EVENING AND THERE WAS 5 EGGS. AND THERE ARE SIX HENS IN THE COOP. Four of them were frozen solid and busted but it's a start. Now if my Cornish would just start I would be ecstatic.

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