GLBRWyans

Songster
8 Years
Feb 12, 2011
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Central Louisiana
At what age do hens start laying ?
My ladies haven't started laying yet and I think they are about 2 1/2 months old , they are as big as my egg laying RIR and my Barred Rock lays quite infrequently . I get an egg every other day from best girl .
 

Super Chickenman

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 25, 2010
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0
22
it seems most breeds ar at 20 to 22 weeks, unless, of course, you are waiting anxiously for them, then it is like 900 weeks:barnie
 

aggie9296

Songster
8 Years
Jan 28, 2011
960
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111
Panama City, FL
Watch for their combs getting big and red and possibly the "egg squat" and then they will be laying in no time. But at only 10 weeks, you got a while to go.
 

Katydid2011

Songster
8 Years
Apr 22, 2011
793
8
121
West Coast USA
I have several 22 week old pullets (Wyandottes, Buff Orpingtons, Australorps, and Ameraucana) that are not laying yet. I've heard of pullets laying as early as 18 weeks before but ten weeks, for any hybrid or breed, seems way too early.
 

Katydid2011

Songster
8 Years
Apr 22, 2011
793
8
121
West Coast USA
Quote:Agreed! However, My 22-week old Buff Orpingtons have bright red, well developed wattles and combs and have been squatting like crazy for two weeks! Every day I think THIS IS THE DAY. Today, when I heard the egg song sung over and over again I thought for sure I'd find an egg but apparently, they just like teasing me!
 

GLBRWyans

Songster
8 Years
Feb 12, 2011
573
1
121
Central Louisiana
Quote:Thank you , as a proud papa of my first pullets , I did not know . Just getting anxious as one writer said .
These are Golden laced Wyandottes and I want , not need ,but want , some Blue Laced red Wyandottes . They are beautiful .
I get a strange look from my darling wife when I speak of the BLR wyandottes .
 

GLBRWyans

Songster
8 Years
Feb 12, 2011
573
1
121
Central Louisiana
Quote:Agreed! However, My 22-week old Buff Orpingtons have bright red, well developed wattles and combs and have been squatting like crazy for two weeks! Every day I think THIS IS THE DAY. Today, when I heard the egg song sung over and over again I thought for sure I'd find an egg but apparently, they just like teasing me!


What is the egg song ?
 

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