Light Sussex Egg Laying

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Elsachicken, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Elsachicken

    Elsachicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hiya,

    Just out of curiosity I was wondering when a light Sussex should start laying eggs.

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  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi, its not good for them to lay before five months. My 1st generation of Light Sussex laid at 39 weeks. Their daughter s laid at 29 weeks. so regardless of when they start, you can improve it
    The later they start laying, the more mature the pullet is. Best, Karen
     
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  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    When the female start s laying, she stops growing. The sussex is a meat breed. The lights were tweaked to also be superior layers
    So you want them to lay at a proper time when it is in the the earlier weeks but old enough for the meat bird to finish growing. I am happy with 25 weeks. Best, Karen
     
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