I have several breeds and am finding conflicting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Momagain1, May 25, 2011.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    information on egg laying age..

    can you please help me?

    I have:

    Turkens --

    RIR --

    Red Sexlink ---


    BR --

    and these two breeds that are about 11-14 days behind:

    Brahma (they are white?)


    TIA ladies! (and gents!)

    Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    You will find conflicting information because they are all individuals. Some of mine started at 18 to 20 weeks. Some of the same breed from the same hatch started months later. They are not consistent, even if they are full sisters.
  3. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    Thats what i meant; I just meant like the AVERAGE for each breed...
  4. greenSearcher

    greenSearcher Songster

    Aug 22, 2010
    If you do not have nest boxes prepared, I would have them ready by the end of June, sooner if you get red faces and squatting behavior. The Sexlinks are more likely to lay first, but I had one NN that started at 16 weeks, the others joined in over the next month. Once it starts, the non layers should join in over a couple months. I believe the Brahmas might be later to lay, as I think they are slow to mature. I put ceramic eggs in the nest boxes once I opened them up, and except for my Blue Andalusians, my girls are good getting to the nest box. The blues seems to let the egg drop where ever they are, though they have made it to the run most of the time. I don't have to do an egg hunt as a rule.
  5. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009

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