Leghorns starting laying, others not yet..breed issue?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LJ33, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. LJ33

    LJ33 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 leghorns, 2 buffs, 1 Barred Rock and 1 Wyandotte. They are all 20-22 weeks old, with the leghorns being the youngest. however, they started laying almost 2 weeks ago. The other 4 have not.

    Would it help if I sent pics? Just curious if some breeds take longer than others.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's not at all uncommon for Leghorns to be early layers. Pullets that mature in the fall, generally, can take a bit longer to start laying, than those that mature in the spring/summer.
    I'm assuming your 'buffs' are Orpingtons. They can be a bit slow to mature. Rocks and Wyandottes are usually laying by about 25 weeks. The Orpingtons can take a few weeks longer to mature.
     
  3. LJ33

    LJ33 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes the buffs are Orpingtons. Thanks, shouldn't be too much longer then :)
     
  4. PreacherSammy

    PreacherSammy Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are the same age. 7 Barred Rocks, 3 Rhode Island. I'm still waiting on the first egg. Hopefully soon!
     
  5. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same mix of breeds right now too.The order they started laying was white leghorns barred rocks orpingtons and then the wyandottes.
     

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