Do Dominiques begin laying later than other breeds??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Porlalee, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Porlalee

    Porlalee Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 6, 2010
    My girls (2) are 22 weeks old now and I have yet see or hear anything that resembles pre-laying behavior.. Any chance they might just wait til spring?? We live in Southern Cali.. doesn't get killer cold here and I have read that this breed is cold-hardy. ??
    Am I just impatient??
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    They are listed as early maturing on Henderson's breed chart. I doubt you will have to wait til spring, but they might not lay a lot for the first few months.

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