Don't get mad at me, 19 week old pullets first egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by popcornpuppy, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see other posts asking "how long before we see an egg?" So I am posting to show how the ages can vary when the girls start to lay. [​IMG]

    My RIR girls are 19 weeks old TODAY, and I got my first eggs. [​IMG]
    I am so happy [​IMG]
    I got my girls from Ideal in June for the purpose of eating eggs. My flock has increased since then and my direction has changed. I got into Delawares for breeding and plan on phasing out all of my hatchery birds for breeder birds. But now that I have my first eggs at this early of an age, I may keep those Ideal gals longer than I had planned. [​IMG]
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Congrats! My hatchery RIRs started at 19 weeks, too.
     
  3. aimeeinwv

    aimeeinwv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yaye! We got our first at 19 weeks too.. now we are at 21 weeks and 5 more girls are laying! They all seem to be getting the hang of it quite well!!!
     
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] Congrats! First eggs!! I've got some Ideal girls, and I really love them. Enjoy!! [​IMG]
     

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