How long after the combs turn bright red do they start to lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stone_family3, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all went from pink/dull red to bright pink almost over night. So when can I expect to get some eggs?
     
  2. sparrker

    sparrker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
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  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mixed breeds 6 months to 18 months.
     
  4. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my chicks as day olds on May 22, 2009, got my first egg the day before Halloween.
    You said you have a mix from 6 months to 18 months, If you recently got them and moved them to a new home, they may be stressed and not lay till' they feel safe.
    You really can't go by the color of their combs, they lay when they want to, and not a moment before
     
  5. sparrker

    sparrker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But if you've had them since day olds I would hope the 12-18 month olds would be laying by now
    Patti
     
  6. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started laying at exactly 23 weeks in the middle of winter. At 6 months they should definitely be laying by now. However, it being winter, they may just wait till spring. If they are not laying, make sure you are supplying layers feed, enough calcium in their diet, plenty of water, and enough light.
     

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