Hens turn 24 weeks this mo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by juleeque, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. juleeque

    juleeque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so will they start laying this month or will they wait till spring?

    I live in SW arkansas, so it's not a frigid cold winter...
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will depend on the breed.
     
  3. juleeque

    juleeque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    duh....yeah I guess that would be helpful. [​IMG]...they are Delawares
     
  4. binky1902

    binky1902 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 9 that are 24 weeks, four different breeds. Only the Red-Stars are laying. The Marans, Buff Orpingtons, and Easter Eggers don't act like they are even close.
     
  5. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    24 weeks in the spring is on the front end of when they should start. I wouldn't expect anything before the end of the month.
     
  6. Chquinta

    Chquinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I also have 4 hens that are about 24 weeks and was wondering when they would start laying. In another post they said I might have 2 EE/ mix and 2 red sex link. Only 1 of the red sex link has the bright red comb and waddles the others don't. I'm a fist time chicken keeper.
     
  7. juleeque

    juleeque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok...well, after loosing another hen, I'm anxious to get some more laying. This is my first year too. I have found great joy and peace with my cluckers, and am excited to learn as much as I can...just not the loss part...these are my 'kids'! lol
     

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