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BLRW - When should they start laying?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JustOneMore, May 28, 2010.

  1. We have 3 BLRW hens/pullets. Two are 6 months old and one is 7 months. We have had them 2 months and the breeder said that they were "ready to lay".

    What is a normal age for this breed to begin? I have golf balls in the next boxes to encourage them.

    Any input will be greatly appreciated!
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Crowing

    Apr 19, 2009
    It really depends on the individual chicken. Some lay earlier, some later. IME the wyandottes tend to average towards the later side of things, but I've not had as many wyandottes as other birds so it could have just been my luck (or lack of luck) of the draw. I had one SLW who didn't start laying until she was well into her 9th month of age.
  3. bantyhen'sfriend

    bantyhen'sfriend Songster

    Mar 22, 2009
    Southern Wisconsin
    Some larger breeds do take a long time to reach their first egg. I had a buff orp that didn't lay for the 7 months that I had her. But my New Hampshires were laying by 5 months. It all depends on the bird, and genetics.

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