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How long till the otheres start?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LegginMF12, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2011
    Yucca Valley
    I got my first egg 8-23-11. I know for a fact that 3 of my 5 hens lay daily now. All of the hens are within a day or so of age of each other. They are Buff Orpingtons and are 24 weeks old now. Should the other 2 have been laying by now. All of the combs are red (except one who is pale, I will post in the sick chicken section w/pic) and have been for weeks.
  2. BrokenRoadFarm

    BrokenRoadFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2011
    North Central NC
    I have 4...first one started at 24 weeks, second at 25 weeks...they are now 26-1/2 weeks and the other two STILL have not started...just have to dial up some more patience [​IMG]
  3. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2011
    Yucca Valley
    Made me laugh out loud!
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    I have a Black Orpington that just turned 27weeks old yesterday and FINALLY, she is starting to lay. I was beginning to think that maybe she was a rooster! [​IMG]
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:Not necessarily. They are individuals, just like we are. They will start when Mother Nature tells their bodies it's time to start and not a second before then. [​IMG]

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