light sussex

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by henryhoe, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me what age a light sussex starts to lay please!
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    20 to 24 weeks is most common. Some earlier some later than that, as a bell curve 22 weeks would be the apex.
     
  3. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its just cause mine is 20 weeks now and she is alot fatter than my rir and her comb and wattles are getting redder every day!
     
  4. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a pic took last week alot redder and bigger now!! Am i going to get eggs anytime soon??

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  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Is she squatting? Making the egg song? Mine all, but the red star and leghorns, squatted for me a week before they started laying last year. A few of them made the egg song a few days before they layed first egg.

    Yeah, that nice red comb and wattle tells you it's going to be soon though. Two of my pullets have nice redness to comb at 20 weeks old now too, yet to show any other sign.
     
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  6. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont mean to sound silly but not exactly sure what squatting looks like! She will not let me near her she is a real odd ball! Dont know if it means anything but her back end seems to look quite wide now

    When she walks she seems to be crouched at bit, like lower to the ground than normal!
     
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  7. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the help!!
     

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