FIRST EGG!!! An andalusian beats out a RIR...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rachel, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. rachel

    rachel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first little white egg this afternoon! I went in to put the hens in for the night and it was in the nest box right next to the light blue plastic easter egg I had put in there. My chickens are 20 weeks and 2 days old (the Blue Andalusian is 20 weeks 3 days) Being in Phoenix I figured the heat was slowing them down, that may be why an Andalusian beat a RIR in the egg-laying race! I guess in all fairness if the RIR lays tomorrow, it could still be a tie. [​IMG]
    I have a couple of EE's as well, since they are kind of a mutt breed, do they have a consistent age they start laying?
     
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  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Wow,
    My 2 Andalusians are at 24 weeks, and still no eggs.
    My 2 leghorns are the same age and they've started laying.
     
  3. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    Congrats on the egg! My RIR's laid at 23 weeks 5 days and 27 weeks. If your RIRs are like mine, it could be a while. If it's any condolence, the one who laid at 27 weeks lays the most often and the biggest egg. She only missed three days during the entire month of July. My earliest layer (an EE - 20 weeks, 4 days) missed 11 days in July.
     
  4. rachel

    rachel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's great to read about other people whose chickens don't start laying until 20+ weeks. I was getting so discouraged reading about all the people with sex links and such who have been getting eggs since 17 weeks. How long after your first egg did they lay their second?
     
  5. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the eggs and the chickens!
     
  6. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    Quote:The very next day. [​IMG]
     

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