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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

    Jul 7, 2015
    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

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    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

    Jul 7, 2015
    Yes the buffs are Orpingtons. Thanks, shouldn't be too much longer then :)
  4. PreacherSammy

    PreacherSammy Out Of The Brooder

    May 25, 2015
    Spartanburg SC
    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

    May 15, 2010
    Cadiz Ky
    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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