Golden laced Wyandottes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dandelion44, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Dandelion44

    Dandelion44 Just Hatched

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    I have 4 GLW hens and one rooster. He has not started mating yet and the hens haven't started laying at 22 weeks. Should I be concerned? The other half of my flock is buff orpingtons and started laying 3 weeks ago.

    Please help. Thanks
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Kind of surprised he hasn't tried to mate yet....but average onset of lay is 18-26 weeks, and Wyandottes can be slower to mature, so I'd not worry.
     

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