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How old are Barred Rocks when they start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by raznboersnkids, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. raznboersnkids

    raznboersnkids Out Of The Brooder

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    I cant remember how old the hens have to be to start laying. I have barred Rocks (dominequers). Thank you
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I can't say about Dominiques since they are a different breed from Barred Rocks and I only have Rocks. Actually, though, it's more of an individual thing, but mine started at 22 weeks and the last one started at 24 weeks, a bit late, but then, she always marched to the beat of a different drummer, LOL. I have some Barred Rock crosses, all BR moms with different fathers, and one started at 18 weeks and all of them are laying. They are now 23 weeks old.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2007
  3. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Barred rocks are dominequers.
    So are Dominiques, any chicken that looks like a dominique can be called a dominequer, they all pretty much came from that breed [​IMG]
    Anyway, I always hear 18 weeks, mine are 13 weeks so im still waiting [​IMG]
    Mine are dominique dominequers as opposed to barred rock dominequers. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should start laying anywhere between 20-24 weeks. Some may start a little later.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  6. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Quote:I just re-read that again, good stuff!
    Heres another link with some info on them.
    Dominique History
    I think were a little off track at this point but, hey, keeping the thread alive... Like it or not [​IMG]
    And ... you can easily see the difference when you compare your Avitar to my gals [​IMG]
    /hazelava.jpg
    Ok so yours is a roo, ... still haha
     
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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Both great breeds, both lay very tasty eggs, right? Probably not any real difference in breeds as to when they start laying. Some have said their Doms lay a little less regularly than the Rocks, but I don't know if that's true since I only have the Rocks. Good girls, they are!
     
  8. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats somewhat true. When I had Doms they didn't lay quite as ofen as the BRs but their eggs were huge. They layed alot of double yokers when they was young. Both breeds are great.
     
  9. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:My rock hens lay really good. my sexlink is the one I can never guess when I will get an egg!

    Well according to this site........... I own a confused Dominicer/rock roo < my roos comb is single........but looks like the Dom???? ummmm. I think I will always be confused
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Gorgeous roo!
     

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