is my austrolorp ready to start laying

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by texasrangers1, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. texasrangers1

    texasrangers1 In the Brooder

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    I have two Austrolorp chickens and they're both around 15 weeks old.
    I want to know when they start laying
     

  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Probably within the next four or six weeks.
     
  3. RJSorensen

    RJSorensen Chicken George

    I have an Austrolorp pullet in my flock that has her comb filled out and is looking like she is wondering what is happening. She is 16 weeks old and I expect her to be the first of my pullets to lay, but then one never knows what a chicken will do.

    Best to you and your Austrolorps,

    RJ
     
  4. deathfromabove

    deathfromabove In the Brooder

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    A have two and they started laying at 19 weeks.
     

  5. texasrangers1

    texasrangers1 In the Brooder

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    so they might start laying at 16 weeks but they will for sure start laying at 19 weeks.
    or does it depend on the bird
     
  6. deathfromabove

    deathfromabove In the Brooder

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    It all depends on the bird.
     
  7. vehve

    vehve The Token Finn

    Signs to look for are the comb and wattle growing and turning red, practicing egg songs, showing interest in the nest boxes, and not resisting a roosters attempts at mating. They might squat for you too.
     

  8. dana0710

    dana0710 Chirping

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    Two of mine started at 20 weeks and by 24 weeks all Five of them were laying.
     
  9. birdlady79

    birdlady79 Songster

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    My 2 BA's just turned 6 months this week and 1 is laying- the other was is coop this morning singing egg song... One clue I noticed, they start eating a whole lot more than normal... Mine stay at the food bowl longer than the ones not laying...
     

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