eggs at 4 months old? maybe? soon?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sacchicken931, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. sacchicken931

    sacchicken931 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a large gold sex pullet and rhode island red. They're only 4 months old but they seem fully grown. I have a timer turning a light on in the coop at 4 a.m. since it's dark by 5 here. Is it possible they'll lay soon?
     
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possible, but not likely. What do their combs and wattles look like? They will grow and get very red shortly before laying. Regardless of how big the pullet looks you won't be seeing eggs until the waddles and combs develope. Waiting for those first eggs takes forever....
     
  3. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My Golden Comets started laying between 4 and 5 months of age. They have been like clock work ever since.
     
  4. sacchicken931

    sacchicken931 Out Of The Brooder

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    The combs and wattles are quite red
     
  5. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they doing the "squat?" Mine started to lay soon after that.
     
  6. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Could be soon then. My red sex-link started at 17-weeks. Post some pictures if you can and we'll try for some educated guesses.
     
  7. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Out of 23 pullets, I had 1 start laying at 18 weeks, two more at 20 weeks, and two more at 23 weeks. With you having only two pullets, I'd get the fake eggs in the nesting boxes. They could start laying any day, but the odds are you will have to wait a while. When they actually start is very individual.

    Good luck!
     

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