Laying when!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MonkeyZero, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    I have 2, 5-6 month old chicks.

    How old should they start laying?

    They are a wyandotte/rhode island red mix with a little bit of another breed.

    I need to know to figure out gender.
  2. bluerose

    bluerose Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    you can usually tell by the comb/wattles at this point (my 'hen' all of a sudden became a roo a week and a half ago!)....

    big wattles and ear flap things behind them are most likely gonna belong to a roo.
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Well they have combs that are less than an inch above their heads, may be 1/4 of an inch. They have some wattles, but small. The comb is pink of one and red of another
  4. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    They sound like they should begin laying soon... The red usually tells you that they are gearing up. But also I had some girls with light pink combs laying, so it's hard to say. But you should be exspecting anytime soo. Good Luck

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