I was thinking on raising only d'Uccles

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Skitz, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    I was thinking on raising only d'Uccles but is that true that they are VERY slow to mature??? at what age do they start to lay?
     
  2. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I am not sure, but mine are 7 months old and no sign of eggs yet. Although both girls combs are getting pretty red finally. So maybe they will lay soon.
     
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Mine started laying around 22 weeks - but it was the dead of winter and I finally added a light to the coop. They lay pretty consistantly since then. Three of them did go broody recently but after some issues with nest confusion and squabbling we easily broke them of broodiness.
     

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