My girls are 18 weeks on Tuesday!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sarastamand, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. sarastamand

    sarastamand Chirping

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    What’s your experience? When did yours start laying? We have:

    -NH Reds
    -Plymouth Rock
    -Easter Eggers
    -California White
    -Cuckoo Maran
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    Generally between 5-7 months.
     
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  3. sarastamand

    sarastamand Chirping

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    I’m so excited I can’t wait any longer haha. We have nesting boxes. These are our first chicks. Do you think they will use them? We have fake eggs and golf balls in there while we wait for eggs...
     
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    so lucky Songster

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    Watch for signs that they are getting ready to lay. Like if their combs get redder. If they spend time in the nest box, just checking it out. If they squat when you come close. It is exciting waiting for the first egg!
     
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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    Hopefully they do. Most of mine will. Sometimes a first time layer likes to find somewhere she thinks is better, so keep any eye on them. :)
     
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    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    I find that pullets become very vocal before they lay, so if someone becomes suddenly noisy keep an eye out for an egg within a week or so.
     
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    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Waiting is hard! That first, VERY EXPENSIVE egg, too bad it can't be bronzed; but you could blow it out and paint it...
    Enjoy!
    Mary
     
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  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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