Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chook-Girl, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. Chook-Girl

    Chook-Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age do americaunas and black sex links start laying?
     
  2. mrmole

    mrmole Out Of The Brooder

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    This is one I would like to find out myself. I have an americauna that is 9 months old and she isnt even think of laying yet. All the rest of he girls started laying at about 20 to 25 weeks.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    BSLs should lay around 5-6 months. EEs (similar to Ameraucanas) from my experience start around 6 months. It is not uncommon for them to take even longer.
     
  4. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, she may decide to wait and lay when spring gets here. I have hens that I've bought this spring as babies who still haven't layed any eggs yet, but they'll lay in the spring.
     
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    EE's early 5 to 6 months but some up to 7 months is my experience ...


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  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    My 3 EE started laying at 16.5 W. They were hatched around 3/1. My RIR and BSL (hatched from RIR roo over PBR hen 2/21) started at 17 W. ~~ I think a lot depends on hatch date, the amount of protein they receive, as well as their breeding.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2013
  7. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Many times we are told they will lay in spring. In my experience they start to pick up right after the winter solstice which was Saturday!
     
  8. Chook-Girl

    Chook-Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thx!
     
  9. Chook-Girl

    Chook-Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Yay! [​IMG]They both laid! Here is Muffin and her green egg. She is an Easter-egger.

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    [​IMG]Here is Olive (a Black Sex-Link) comparing the size of a store egg, her egg, and Muffin's egg.

    [​IMG] Olive laid her egg 3 days ago, and Muffin laid today. They are both about 6 months old.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2014
  10. crazyfeathers

    crazyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Loving them green eggs!
     

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