More laying every day

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mochicken, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I got some chicks in May, RIR, BSL, Barred Rock, and buffs, they are finally all starting to lay so I thought I would post the timeframe they started laying to see how it compares to your alls

    Barred Rock 22-24 weeks
    Buffs, 24-25 weeks
    Black Sex Links 24-26 weeks
    Rhode Island Red 26-28 weeks, I only have one RIR laying right now I think

    Out of 14 pullets im getting 9-10 eggs a day, a month ago it was around 4-6 eggs a day so its getting better every day

  2. nursepinch

    nursepinch In the Brooder

    Jun 29, 2011
    I have 5 barred rocks that I got September 3rd when they were ?20 weeks old. But I'm not sure if that was an actual age or an average age. Anyway, the first one started laying at 27 weeks. The next one almost 2 weeks later, the 3rd about a week after that. I think the 4th is getting ready but I don't know about the 5th. She still looks pretty immature. Today we only got 1 egg but we've been getting 3 a day for the past 5 or 6 days.

    The days here are only about 10 hours long now so I'm very surprised they are even laying since I've read they need 14-16 hours of daylight for laying.
  3. mochicken

    mochicken Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    yeah I had been leaving a light on for 3 hours after dark but I blew the bulb out a couple days ago, that reminds me I need to change the bulb lol

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