question about modern game bantams egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AK_Button_Mama, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Songster

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    I have 2 modern game hens. they are 16 weeks old. when will they start to lay eggs? I ask because I would like to breed them to the two roosters I have for more babies! but I dont know if they are like normal chickens do they start to lay eggs around 21 weeks?
     
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  3. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Songster

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    yeah I have read that they only lay like 90 eggs a year I wonder when they start tho!
     
  4. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

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    I belive they start like most other chickens 5 to 6 months of age.
    I have 2 sets of trio's and they are terrible egg layers. good luck!
     
  5. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    Same age range...like other game birds...poor layers but great mothers
     
  6. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Songster

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    I figure if I could just get a couple more that I could raise too then I would be happy!!! I am not that concerned about the amount of eggs cause these birds are more of a show bird anyway!!!

    ok so seems like soon my ladies will start to lay! thanks!
     
  7. southernfiction

    southernfiction In the Brooder

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    This is a very old post, but I wanted to add a note. My four-month-old Modern Game bantam has a clutch of five eggs right now. January 3, 2014. I'm not sure if the light I keep on them for heat has anything to do with her laying early. I just hope she wants to set! (Set is a southern term for going broody.)
     
  8. Mypomgirl

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    Glad to hear you are getting eggs this early in the year! My daughter just got a trio and we have a lamp on them. Lots of breeding going on but no eggs...yet!
     
  9. southernfiction

    southernfiction In the Brooder

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    Turns out I might be getting eggs early because I'm in Mississippi. I sent 10 of her eggs to the incubator man and 10 hatched, lost 4, the other 6 are 3-weeks old and hilarious. Then she started laying again and I let her keep 4 eggs. They are due March 1. She laid 10 in that clutch also, but I've been told the early-hatched birds get too large. Supposed to raise them from March onward. I'll just wait and see what happens with these.
     

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