Could my Hamburg be close to laying???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CluckySam, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. CluckySam

    CluckySam Out Of The Brooder

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    My gold-pencilled Hamburgs are about 21-22 weeks old (or so... not sure exactly... may be a little older). In the last week or so, Wonky Wanda has developed a very red colour, and her crest and lobes have grown. I can't find much info on Hamburgs - any advice on whether she might be getting close to laying? She is not squatting if I get close - she runs away instead! [​IMG] My other Hamburg is probably a couple of weeks behind maturity-wise, and the barnavelders... they are too busy eating to worry about laying eggs ~sigh~... [​IMG]

    Please see pics and any advice would be gratefully accepted!!

    Thanks,

    Sam

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  2. Jim from Cincinnati

    Jim from Cincinnati Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I have three 20week old Silver Spangled pullets and am also waiting for eggs. Your bird is far more developed then mine with her colorful face, comb, and waddles. There is a Hamburg forum in the .......breeds section...might be a good place to ask your question about when Hamburgs start laying? I have gotten some useful information on the breed from reading the section. There is also a section on ..."when did your breed of chicken start laying". I think someone posted that it took 28weeks for their Hamburg to start laying. Hope this is helpful...am happy to see someone else who owns Hamburgs....good luck!!
     
  3. CluckySam

    CluckySam Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice Jim![​IMG] I'll check out the breeds section as you mentioned. Good luck with your egg adventures!

    Sam
     

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