Do bantams mature at the same rate as LF

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by krstms, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. krstms

    krstms MO Hick Chick

    Sep 23, 2009
    THis is probably a stupid question but do bantams lay at about the same age as large fowl chickens? I'm wondering at what age I can expect eggs from my bantam ameraucanas. I had thought they were way too young but I've been hearing one of them crow so I'm wondering when to expect the females to lay.
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Well I wouldn't be holding my breath on eggs from that pullet that crowed...LOL! [​IMG] Yes, bantams are supposed to mature at about the same rate as LF chickens...probably around 5 months.
  3. mkhenderson17

    mkhenderson17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2010
    I agree, somewhere around 5mts. My bantam hens layed great then decided to stop for a few weeks and started again. Bantams go broody very easily. They will lay really good for a long stretch then just up and not lay or a while. They are fun though and I would not trade in my Bantams for anythings [​IMG]

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