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egg laying

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by grimreaper, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. grimreaper

    grimreaper Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a question I have a New Hampshire Red and a Buff Orpington they are 7 monthe old. the NHR has been laying for a month but the BO has not started laying. Is there a time difference for buffs to start laying.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    There is in yours.

    Not trying to offer a "smart" answer, but the fact is they lay when they are ready and not a day earlier. If she still hasn't laid by 8 months, I'd be concerned, but not yet.
     
  3. Davian

    Davian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has "she" started to crow?


    Seriously though, she'll lay when she's ready.
     
  4. grimreaper

    grimreaper Out Of The Brooder

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    She does not crow But she is a hen i guess a late starter [​IMG]
     
  5. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fred's Hens :

    There is in yours.

    Not trying to offer a "smart" answer, but the fact is they lay when they are ready and not a day earlier. If she still hasn't laid by 8 months, I'd be concerned, but not yet.

    As Fred said they are all unique. Prime example is my BOs, had one start right at 20 wks which I was shocked expected to be later and another start at 24wks and the last hasnt started yet coming on 27 wks. [​IMG] Go figure.​
     

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