Do different breeds lay at different ages?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CowgirlMama, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. CowgirlMama

    CowgirlMama Chirping

    Feb 23, 2011
    Baker City, Oregon
    Ok- I have 9 White Leghorn pullets of which at least 2-3 are laying (they've been laying for 2 weeks now). They are 1-2 weeks younger than my BRs, BAs, NHRs and GSLs which are NOT laying yet! Do different breeds lay at different ages? The brown egg layers are 19-20 weeks old, which would make the Leghorns 17-18 weeks old- which would mean they started laying at 15-16 weeks old... is that "normal"? Are Leghorns quicker to mature? What are the signs I should be looking for in my other pullets to indicate they will start laying?

  2. emptynesterMom

    emptynesterMom In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2011
    Still a newbie here, but my golden comets started laying at 18 weeks and 2 of my EE at and 2 BR started laying at 22 weeks, 2 of my EE are not laying yet . [​IMG]
  3. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    Quote:different breeds will lay at different ages.

    leghorns are one of the quicker to mature than other breeds.

    and some signs are red combs and squatting when you go to pet them.

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