Of these breeds, which are earlier and later layers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by happymom99, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. happymom99

    happymom99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello. I have read that some breeds are known to lay for the first time earlier and later than others. I have the following:

    Black Austrolorp
    Blue Andalusian
    Welsummer
    Silver Laced Wyandotte
    Gold Laced Cochin
    Easter Egger
    Salmon Faverolle

    Do you know which of these girls tend to be earlier and later layers and at what age I can expect them each to maybe lay?

    Thank you!

    CJ
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    The Black Australorp are usually around 20 weeks, which is about the average for most good laying breeds, and EE's are known to tend to be late layers. Don't know about the others.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Are your birds hatchery or breeder quality? While I myself think there's absolutely nothing wrong with HQ birds for a nice backyard flock, it can make a difference when it comes to laying.

    My SFs started laying around 24 weeks, but OMG! The three that I have are the broodiest things! [​IMG]
     
  4. kipper

    kipper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cochins may be later than other breeds.
     
  5. happymom99

    happymom99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The are hatchery quality.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:The are hatchery quality.

    My SFs, as I said, 24 weeks. Expect the cochins to be later; the easter eggers too. The other breeds I don't have experience with.
     

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