Polish... at what age do they start laying...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mahonri, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I was the blessed recipient of Noskiveez BBL flock... I got a roo and 6 pullets from her. They are all BEAUTIFUL
    They hatched the end of March.

    When should I start hoping for eggs?
     
  2. wildeflowers

    wildeflowers I suspect fowl play!

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    I wish I knew. [​IMG]

    My polish girl was born about that time and I'm still waiting on her. I'm not sure she's going to lay until spring now with the light diminishing so much.
     
  3. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a WC Polish hen who is about 22-23 weeks old now. Not a single indication that she is ready to lay. And from the absolutely whacked out way she acts most of the time, I will be astounded if she ever does! [​IMG] [​IMG] But I did not get the Polish for their eggs. That's what I have Red Stars and Dominiques for. I got the Polish because they are so darn cute!!
     
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  4. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    I have a bantam polish that is about 24 weeks. No sign of laying. So the wait continues.......[​IMG]
     
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  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'm wondering if the even reproduce! I got the chickens, did they really come from eggs???!!!

    The 7 month old roo appears to have no interest in the girls.

    I guess it's just wait and watch and keep them fed.

    I gotta say, they are the funnest chicken there is to sit and watch.
     
  6. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'm thinking these three roosters I have are never gonna lay! I bought them in July as juveniles and was assured they were hens. Hmmmm... one has a decidedly upswept hairdo and is getting some red on his head. The other two...not so sure. I am really afraid that I have all roosters instead of hens. I wish they would lay or crow and just get it over with! Anybody need bearded GL polish roosters?
    sharon
     
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  7. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two polish hatched april first neither act like they will ever lay. They are goofy though.
     
  8. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, my Polish roo has definitely gotten an interest in the girls! LOL Except the Polish girl. Go figure.

    They are fun to watch, tho. Especially the hen. Now that he's a "big boy," Monty does the "rooster strut" and acts all cool and dignified most of the time. Milly, otoh, runs in circles, gets lost from the rest of the flock and panics over her own shadow! I also think she's a tad OCD- she will stand and peck, peck, peck at one spot on the ground forever, while all the others seem to move around and go to different areas frequently. But we love her anyway!
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I also asked the question on the polish thread... no answers... at what age do they finally start to lay?
     
  10. australorpchick

    australorpchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little pullet is. She's roughly 6 - 7 months old. However the frizzle polish cockerel, same age, can barely see the other chickens, let alone have any interest in them.
     

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