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Chicken hatched in April - will it lay soon?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicabee19, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

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    this is an RIR hen.
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing 11 Years

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    Yep, 20 weeks old is the key window to start looking for eggs....getting closer eh?

    bigzio
     
  3. sfcityfarmer

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    My hens are just getting going, they were hatched in mid March. The first one started two weeks ago, two of the four haven't yet gotten with the program.
     
  4. ridgefire

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    All 17 of mine were hatched April 9 and I have been getting 7 eggs a day for a couple weeks
     
  5. Michigan Chickman

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    My RIRs were hatched April 7. I have 31 hens and 12 of them have started to lay and it seems 1 or 2 more start every few days so I don't think you'll have long to wait [​IMG]
     
  6. henmommy

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    Quote:Interested in knowing what color are the eggs you are getting? White & Brown? I have 6 19 week ago BO's and 3 Calf Whites, but no eggs. [​IMG] Thanks!
     
  7. Gloria

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    Anytime! My April BO babies started 2 weeks ago. Still waiting on her sisters though. Keep watching, they'll be there anytime now.
     
  8. ridgefire

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    Quote:Interested in knowing what color are the eggs you are getting? White & Brown? I have 6 19 week ago BO's and 3 Calf Whites, but no eggs. [​IMG] Thanks!

    I am getting a mixture of brown and white. The browns seem to out number the white eggs right now. But the white eggs are bigger.
     
  9. henmommy

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    My hens free range all day and I am feeding layer pellets. What do yours eat? What signs did you see prior to laying? Yes, I am getting impatient! [​IMG]
     
  10. ridgefire

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    Well mine free range all day as well. Really the first sign I seen was an egg in the coop. [​IMG]

    Now they are like machines, 7 a day sometimes 8

    Oh and after I seen the first egg I dumped layer mash in with their grower, now that the grower is all gone they are on just layer mash.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2008

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