1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I know this is kind of a big project, but I had an idea that might be helpful to people with chickens coming into laying age (including me). Maybe in the chicken egglaying and behaviors section, we could make a sticky. It would show a general window of when each breed of chicken layed. Something like this (the numbers being the ages in weeks the chickens, subbmitted by different people):

    Black Star

    16
    24
    21
    17

    White Leghorn

    19
    21
    25
    16

    Does anybody think this would be a good idea? It just seems like alot of people ask, and it might be a handy tool.
    Thanks!
     
  2. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    Sounds like a good idea to me. Mine laid much later than the breeder said they would. It would've been nice to see that others were that late, too.
     
  3. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think this is a wonderful idea as well!

    However, you may want to parse it down even further by Heritage vs Hatchery breeds. For example, a Heritage RIR is going to lay WAY later than a hatchery RIR.
     
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Great idea! We're making some changes to our system and hopefully in the next few weeks we'll have something that will make projects like this a bit easier!
     
  5. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that would be handy
     
  6. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    My pullets (5 Light Brahmas and 5 Australorps) hatched May 14, 2011, laid their first egg on October 30. Don't know which breed was laying first. . . I suspect it was a Light Brahma as they were first to use the nesting boxes. By the next Sunday I was getting 8 eggs a day from my 10 hens.

    May 14 - Oct. 30 = 179 days = 25 weeks plus 4 days to first egg.

    Love, Linn B (aka Smart Red) Gardening zone 5a - 4b in south-est, central-est Wisconsin
     

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