chantecler laying age???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by miss_jayne, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    anyone know how old chanteclers are when they lay? i have been looking and can't get a week number. i have two lovely hens that are holding out!

    their combs are not as red as my other hens yet, i bought them all at the same time as laying hens...approx. 17 wks. +, fully feathered and checking out the nest boxes.

    any ideas might be useful, thanks!
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I think ALL chickens range from around 18-25 weeks or so before laying. [​IMG]
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    thanks...i wondered if they were a later maturing breed, and maybe the info i found was incorrect.

    everyone else laying, but NOT the chanteclers! but this morning, i caught one of them in the nesting boxes, so maybeeeee.....
     
  4. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Miss Jayne,

    So when did your ladies start laying.

    I have one partidge Chantelcer and she is 18 weeks old. Since she has no comb, no waddles it is hard to guess when it might happen.
     
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    montana...

    she never did, and all the chickens in that flock became ill....they were culled. she was way over 20 weeks though!

    sorry i couldn't be of help. they should start at about 20 weeks give or take no matter what.
     
  6. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 25 week old Chantecler still hasn't started laying!!! She has no comb, and still lays poop the size of a robin!!

    I have read that they were suppose to be early maturing, but she is the last one.

    Anyone with Chanteclers able to share when theirs started laying.
     

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