How long do RIR's take to start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Q9, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Q9

    Q9 General Headache

    Our Rhode Island Reds are about 4 months old, give or take two weeks, and still haven't laid. About how long does it take these greedy little critters to start? I'm pretty sure they're not roosters, none haved crowed... Yet. I am growing impatient.
     
  2. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my RIRs hatched April 27th ( 19 of them ) and June 24th ( 27 of them ). I get 5 eggs a day and I am hoping to have about a dozen a day very soon, to increase to at least 2 or 3 dozen in a few months
     
  3. jwj

    jwj Out Of The Brooder

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    I had one that went 24 weeks and one 27 weeks.
     
  4. Egg_newton

    Egg_newton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three of them. They were born the end of April. Only one of them is laying. She has been for about a month.
     
  5. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 25 RIR hens. I get about 20-25 eggs per day. Mine were born March 12, 09 and started laying in July/August. Another thing, they will start out as small eggs, or "pullet eggs" and gradually get larger.

    SO STAND BACK, THE EGGS ARE COMING!! I don't try to sell the ones we don't use, just give them to some elderly neighbors who really appreciate them.

    The funny thing is, some of the egg shells are very very light brown, some a really deep brown.

    One thing for sure, I sure do love/spoil my chickens.

    DonnaBelle
     
  6. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    20-23 weeks for the 2 RIR that we have. The hybrids began in the 17 - 18 weeks. So the RIR were not too far behind. Yours are coming soon!
     
  7. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey DB...I shouldn't be too far behind you then. Thats cool, because people are starting to harrass me. I can finally take care of my own egg needs, but not everyone that expects from me.
     

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