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Question for Chicken Breed Experts..!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by paulandashia, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. paulandashia

    paulandashia Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    Wasilla, Alaska
    I would like to know, at approximately what age the following Breeds start Laying:

    - White Leghorns
    - Brown Leghorns
    - Black Australorps
    - Rhode Island Reds
    - Delawares
    - Easter Eggers
    - Partrige Penedesencas
    - Wheaton Penedesencas
    - Cinnamon Queens
    - Black Copper Marans

    Thanks guys!

  2. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Well that's a hard question! So many factors come into play.

    I would expect that the White Leghorns and Cinnamon Queens would start early since they are bred for production. Assumedly. Maybe the Rhode Island Reds, too. I guess it would depend on whether they were production reds or heritage reds. By early I mean 16 to 20 weeks, or thereabouts.

    The only breeds I have from your list are Easter Eggers, and I only have 2 of them. One started laying at around 20 weeks and the other at about 24 weeks. That's a considerable spread, but they are mixed breed birds really, so...

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