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How old to lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Foghorn Rock, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Foghorn Rock

    Foghorn Rock In the Brooder

    Jun 25, 2008
    I have white leghorns,barred rocks,RIRs,and jersey giants.I know the leghorns take 17 weeks,and just got my first eggs.Also saw where BRs take 20 to m24 wks.I was wondering about the RIRs and JGs.espesially the JGs since they are supposed to take longer to get fully mature.
  2. kellim

    kellim Songster

    Jun 19, 2008
    SC, GA Border
    My Jersey Giants are about 20 weeks old and are still not laying. They don't even act like they are ready, the roos aren't practicing mounting the hens nor the hen preping to lay. I figure probably I am looking at around 25 weeks or more for them to lay and the roos to get interested!
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Our Jersey Black Giant laid on the day she became 5 months old.
  4. DesertDawg

    DesertDawg Songster

    May 10, 2007
    My four RIR's all layed the day before they were 5 months old.

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