Golden laced Wyandottes

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

  1. Dandelion44

    Dandelion44 Just Hatched

    May 21, 2016
    Taylor, TX
    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

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    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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