Point of lay by breed list???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bkreugar, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. bkreugar

    bkreugar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2008
    Asheboro NC
    Hey I don't know if this is in the right section. I have been very meticulous this year about writing down the day I bought each breed so I can have a better idea as to when/who is laying.

    Is there a list somewhere that tells you by breed how many weeks it generally takes or do I have to slog thru all the breed specifics and make it up myself?
  2. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    There's a breed chart, but I don't think it tells you when they start laying. [​IMG] But you can ask people who have the same breeds when their pullets started laying.
  3. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Sometime between 18-22 weeks, (although 20-22 weeks seems to be more the norm) for when a hen will start to lay, no matter the breed. [​IMG] Is that what you wanted to know?
  4. bkreugar

    bkreugar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2008
    Asheboro NC
    No I was hoping that somewhere there was a list that had Each and every breed and the general time they started.

    Like RIR and red or black sexlinks would be 16-18wks and

    silkies or aracaunas would be much later like 24-28 wks

    But Thanks I guess I have to go back and look thru all the breed info.

  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Well we could start logging on our experiences here, but the flaw in the plan is that differing strains will react soooooo differently. Diet also has some influence. Generalities or "close enough for hand grenades" is about what you'll get.

    ISA Browns POL is the earliest strain I've ever had. Began laying at 17 weeks, a few at 16.
    BSL were much slower. Almost a month later for serious POL. Production RIR were similar, 20 weeks. Do you find that kind of information helpful? If so, perhaps others will post their experiences.

    One of the mods here, ddawn I think, posted that her Del laid an egg this week at the age 15 something weeks. Freaked her out a bit, I think.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2011

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