My hens were hatched April 20th.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by milkman, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. milkman

    milkman New Egg

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    I purchased 4 RIR and two Rhode Island white's from a freind over a month ago and have fed the hens and my RIR roo Layena crumble.
    Also have fake eggs in my nesting boxes try'n to give the girls a hint.

    When should I expect to see my first eggs?

    I might be a little over anxious, but I thought these birds would be starting laying by now.

    What do ya think?
     
  2. kcravey

    kcravey Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are they?? Normally around 24 weeks they are laying - some sooner
     
  3. milkman

    milkman New Egg

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    On November 20th the hens will be 7 months old.
     
  4. kcravey

    kcravey Out Of The Brooder

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    oh sorry - just noticed the title of the post duh! [​IMG] So yours should be coming in any time now! [​IMG]
    They getting lots of light? I have some born end of May I am waiting on also. The rooster just did his first "cock-a-doodle-doooooo!" today!
     
  5. milkman

    milkman New Egg

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    Just daylight. [​IMG]

    I was hoping a month in their new home here would be enuff to get adjusted.

    I am just too anxious I guess. [​IMG]
     
  6. flymamma

    flymamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a RIR born April 15th she has been laying since late september . That being said she was my only early layer ... she layed before 3 of my sexlinks that were hatched almost a month earlier . They have to get to about 6 lbs before their body tells them to start laying .
     

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