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Leghorn pullet close to laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blondi27, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Blondi27

    Blondi27 Songster

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    Hello, I have had chickens as a kid, but this is my first flock of chickens in 18 years, so I’m new to this in a way. Lol anyways I have a 15 week old leghorn pullet and I’m wondering what you guys think as far as maturity and egg laying. I’m thinking probably 4-5 weeks I should see an egg? I will be opening the nesting boxes this weekend once they hit the 16 week mark. What do you guys think?

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  2. Unicornlife3316

    Unicornlife3316 Songster

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    She’s beautiful!
    Mine started laying at about 17-18 weeks roughly!
     
  3. DallasLoneStar

    DallasLoneStar Chirping

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    Mine started squatting about one week before laying. I think the squats started at 15-16 weeks
     
  4. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    She looks like 2-3 weeks off.
     
  5. Blondi27

    Blondi27 Songster

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    Thank you! I’ve read through the blogs and see that they tend to lay earlier than a lot of breeds.
     
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  6. Blondi27

    Blondi27 Songster

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    That good to know, from what I’ve read not all of them will do the submissive squat, but I will keep that in mind.:)
     
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  7. Blondi27

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    Ok, that’s what I’m hoping. I was reading where people said to look for bright red combs that are flopped over. Do they all flop over before they lay? I know they will as the hen gets older, but is that a for sure thing meaning their close to laying, or will they still lay if the comb is isn’t flopped over yet?
     
  8. Future_Homesteader

    Future_Homesteader Chirping

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    I'm not sure on the answer but she's stunning! Perfectly white. My white leghorn has flecks of grey.
     
  9. Blondi27

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    Thank you! I I thought all leghorns were perfectly white. I bet the flecks of grey is very pretty though.:)
     
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  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

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    Some of mine had a bit of a flop going on .. some didn't. She really does look close. Looking at body..filled out pretty good now. They usually ..are..early to start. One of my favorite breeds because most of mine were the friendliest .. follow you around begging for treats. Watch where you step, I had to, always right there under foot. Sit down, right there. Begging at the door. FB_IMG_1556426507088.jpg Love them. This girls comb is bigger, not floppy yet, but she was laying. Every day.
     

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