PICS- Are any of these pullets close?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by elizabethlongwood, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. elizabethlongwood

    elizabethlongwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2010
    longwood, florida
    We have four pullets all born in April and only one is laying (she started last month). We are wondering when the heck the other three are going to start? They are a 26 week old Buff Orpington, a 26 week old Blue Laced Red Wyandotte and a 23/24 week old Easter Egger, are those breeds late to mature? I think the BLRW looks so ready, she is red faced and big! My husband thinks she did a half-squat for him yesterday morning, but nothing since then. What do you all think?

    Babette the 26 week old BLRW:

    Stella the 26 week old BO:

    Bella the 23/24 week old EE:
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  2. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    You come right here and sit down by me and commiserate. Two of my ladies (Wyandottes like yours) are a bit slow on the update, while the other one, a BO (rumored to be a late starter, but she obviously didn't hear the rumors) laid at 20 weeks.

    I have heard that Buffs and EEs are late out of the gate. 'Dottes, however, I thought were pretty average. Mine seem to want to sponge off everyone else for a few more weeks :p Been squatting for a month with nothing to show. Your 'dotte looks like she'll be the first of yours to lay, just going from color.

    Waiting is tough! Hang in there.
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  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Your buff and EE still have a while to go BUT your Wyandotte is real close!
  4. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    I've had pullets get too close to the camera before!


    Haha! I love Stella, the BO!
  5. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    I have a 24-25 week SLW who is even redder in the face, and still no eggs.

    My EE are apprx the same age, and look about the same as yours. No eggs. -sigh-
  6. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Babatte and Bella are totally ready. Your BO might have a little more time to go, though. [​IMG]
  7. Adorkable

    Adorkable Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2010
    Babette's comb/wattle looks like mine do and I got my first egg today!
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    20 weeks is like a goal for leghorns.

    I'd say the average hen 24-28weeks is the usual window. Late would be 28+ weeks.

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