My age of hens..& few questions..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Momagain1, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    is this correct w/age of egg laying:--

    this is after a day of research on here with a general consensus..
    and obviously each hen is different lol..

    we have these breeds below that are 18 weeks old and then I listed next to the breed the age that BYC'ers has generally stated they started egg laying:

    RIR 20-22 wks
    Red Sexlinks 18-20 wks..
    Turkens -- 24 wks
    BA-- 20-22 wks
    BR-- 19-21 wks


    and these breeds that are 16 wks old and then I listed the age that BYC has generally stated they started egg laying:


    EE -- 24-32 wks..
    Brahma-- late bloomers so about 7-8 months..

    Now..should I go ahead and switch to layer feed?

    and should I go ahead and put the "fake eggs" in the nest boxes now??

    TIA!
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2011
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I am sooo confused! You says 18 wks then list how old they are? Do you mean have 18 of those birds and 16 of the other??
     
  3. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    I kept track of my layers last year and here is the list.

    The top date is the hatch date and SL is Start Laying:
    06/07/2010

    2. Australorps-- SL 28 weeks

    1. Barred Rock--Daisy-- SL 26 weeks

    07/12/2010

    1. Australorps--Cherry-- SL 22 weeks

    1. Cuckoo Marans--Pansy--SL 23 weeks

    1. Brown Leghorn--Road Runner-- SL 22 weeks

    1. Black Andalusian--Princess--SL 24 weeks
     
  4. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    edited it..hope it helps!
     
  5. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    Debi R -- you callled yourself and airhead...lol...

    I went back and RE-edited it again..hope it is now completely NON-confusing lol.
     

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