hello I'm new here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by maxxsmommy, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. maxxsmommy

    maxxsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 chickens, not sure what breed they are though and 3 ducks. I have 2 redish colored chickens with black tips on their tail feathers and 2 black chickens which have alot of white specks in their black feathers.. my question is what age do they start to lay eggs? I bought them when they were just a few weeks old and have had them for about 4 months now.. and yes they are all hens..[​IMG]
     
  2. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

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  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Post pix in the "what breed forum" and BYCers will help you figure it out. The red ones could be Rhode Island Reds, no clue on the black ones.
    They could start laying any time now. It is usually 20-24 weeks, but can vary greatly.

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  4. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

    Quote:They'll start laying at about 6 months, the reddish ones will lay earlier because from your description, they sound like either production reds or rhode island reds.
     
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  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Our reds started laying at about 18 weeks, but it is hard to know without knowing the breed. Glad to have you aboard! You are gonna love it here.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    [​IMG] from Kansas, maxxsmommy! [​IMG] I concur with the others - could be any day now on those eggs! Best of luck to you and your flock! [​IMG]
     
  7. maxxsmommy

    maxxsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I called where i bought them from and found out what my chickens are, 2 are Silver Laced Wyandotte Dot and 2 are production reds [​IMG]
     
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  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. maxxsmommy

    maxxsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welsh Harlequin.. thats what my ducks are called.. cant believe it took me this long to figure out what the ducks and chickens were, lol duh (pick up the phone and call where I bought them from).... <------- never thought of that till today..
     
  10. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Hello and welcome to BYC! You can expect eggs from 5-6 months of age.[​IMG]
     

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