Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GLBRWyans, May 31, 2011.

  1. GLBRWyans

    GLBRWyans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age do hens start laying ?[​IMG] 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 .
     
  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Red Star pullets started laying at 16-17 weeks.
     
  3. Super Chickenman

    Super Chickenman Out Of The Brooder

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    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
     
  4. GLBRWyans

    GLBRWyans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well , it feels like 900 weeks .[​IMG] Thanks for the reply everyone .
     
  5. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  6. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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! [​IMG]
     
  8. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have always started anywhere from 20 to 24 weeks.....
     
  9. GLBRWyans

    GLBRWyans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you , as a proud papa of my first pullets , I did not know . Just getting anxious as one writer said .[​IMG] These are Golden laced Wyandottes and I want , not need ,but want , some Blue Laced red Wyandottes . They are beautiful . [​IMG] I get a strange look from my darling wife when I speak of the BLR wyandottes .
     
  10. GLBRWyans

    GLBRWyans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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! [​IMG]

    What is the egg song ? [​IMG]
     

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