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

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    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

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    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

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    Made me laugh out loud!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    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!

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    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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