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My leghorns aren't laying yet!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gainesvillechickenlover, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Gainesvillechickenlover

    Gainesvillechickenlover In the Brooder

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    I have five hens. Two red stars, RIR, and two white leghorns. All are around 5 1/2 months old. Only two are laying. They all seem fine and healthy. Do leghorns lay white eggs?
     
  2. soctippy

    soctippy In the Brooder

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    Usually leghorns lay white eggs, if they are the standard production breed. In general the leghorns will start laying earlier than other breeds, this is what they have been bread to do. The other breeds you have will usually start laying when they are around 6 to 7 months old. You could always separate the leghorns from the others and see if they lay eggs while they are separated.
     

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