Please post age of your RIR when they first laid???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by leasmom, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. leasmom

    leasmom Songster

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    Please don't post that chickens will lay when they're ready. I don't mean to be rude but thats not what I am looking for right now...I just would like an ideal of what age did their RIR's lay??? Thanks.
     

  2. Linda in San Diego

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    My 3 RIR started at 18 - 20 weeks. I know, Patience is a hard thing! LOL - My BR just started laying a few weeks ago - way past what I expected.
     
  3. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    I believe mine was around 23 weeks. We were, of course, on vacation when they started laying!
     
  4. leasmom

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    My RIR is 24 or 25 wks and nothing...ugh.
     
  5. happyhen

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    19 weeks, 3 days for the first egg.

    We have 10 RIR's of 10 laying at 6 months now, and average 6-8 eggs daily, even with the days getting shorter.

    The waiting is the hardest part.
     
  6. NaturalChick

    NaturalChick In the Brooder

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    My Production Reds (cross between RIR and NHR) all started at about 18 to 20 weeks.
    How old are your RIRs?
     
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  7. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Songster

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    20 WEEKS TO THE DAY, and she has layed everyday since [​IMG]
     

  8. krackerhill

    krackerhill In the Brooder

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    Few days past 20 weeks.
     
  9. rubysmom

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    mine started at 20 weeks, we also were on vacation [​IMG]
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Mine started at 5 months, what are you feeding them?

    I feed mine on layer only 24/7. Know some who add scrach,or corn.Thats will drop egg production.
     

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