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how long till they lay???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by swiftfoot, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long will it take till my rhode island red pullets start to lay i am really looking forward to getting some eggs this spring
    thanks for your help
    Cory
     
  2. Cheryl

    Cheryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    my rirs started laying at 22 1/2 weeks
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2008
  3. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also about what age do they begin to lay
     
  4. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I think the average is 20-25 weeks. Some start a little bit sooner and some start a little bit later.
     
  5. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you guys for help what is the average fertility for the eggs should i try to hatch to first eggs they lay or wait a little while
    if so how many eggs should i pass in hatching
     
  6. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    Quote:It is recommended that you do not due the first Pullet eggs, give ehm a chance to get everything working right before you attmpt hatching. I would say a month of consistant laying would be good.
     

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