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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rainstorm, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    How much longer till my bantams/chickens and ducks start laying? ducks and bannys are about 23 - 25 weeks old now, and the rhode islands sexlinks and cornishs are about 20 weeks.

    I feed them the $14 stuff from tractor supply layer, and give them fresh water daily

    Last edited: Aug 31, 2009

  2. Metanoia

    Metanoia Chirping

    Aug 4, 2009
    South Australia
    The best way to tell is to look at the combs and wattles of your hens. As they mature the combs get larger and redder. If they have small light pink/tan combs and wattles then they aren't big enough yet. If they're going red then it will be soon.

    Also mine started squatting when they were close. When you try to pat them instead of moving away from you, they squat down to the ground with their wings away from their body a bit. I have some stuff about that on my website.

    Don't know about how to tell with ducks sorry.

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