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How long to lay eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by schockm, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. schockm

    schockm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I have a barred rock, light brahma, and a buff Orpington going on 8 weeks. About how long will it be until they start laying eggs?
     
  2. specsussex

    specsussex Out Of The Brooder

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    The very earliest would be about 16 weeks, but PLAN ON 24+ weeks, that way you won't be so disappointed! :)
     
  3. schockm

    schockm Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks!!
     
  4. bdjh

    bdjh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our barred rocks started somewhere around 18-19 weeks. We're in Canada, so the days were really long at that time. This time of year with the days getting shorter, you may wait longer. Tough to say.
     
  5. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good advice :) It's hard to wait for eggs and it's easy to get disappointed when they get to a certain age, if you've allowed yourself to have your heart set on them laying at a certain age.

    I have two barred rocks and one started laying around 18-19wks old and the other started laying around 27-28wks.
     
  6. bdjh

    bdjh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We only have about 9-10 hours of light now, and they are still laying as reliably as when we had 17-18 hours of light.

    In another month, we'll be down to about 7-8 hours, so we'll see what happens.
     
  7. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are barely getting 12hrs of light, and they still lay the same as well :) We're just lucky!!
     
  8. schockm

    schockm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! Your post were very helpful!
     
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