Rhode Island Reds

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Poppafrog, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Poppafrog

    Poppafrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me when I might see my first egg. [​IMG] They are at 11-12 weeks old. I cant wait.
     
  2. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens usually start to lay around 18- 20 wks. Just hang in there for a couple more wks even though it's tough! [​IMG] I'm waiting for eggs right now!


    -Shannon [​IMG]
     
  3. TnChickHen

    TnChickHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe average for a pullet to begin laying, is about 19 weeks old. I've got 3 that are about 13-14 weeks right now
     
  4. abbey808

    abbey808 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. My RIR girl is at 20 weeks and I'm still waiting for that first egg. I'm so excited!
     
  5. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't you just hate waiting for it?!?! [​IMG]
     
  6. Poppafrog

    Poppafrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the input! They might be more mature for their age and lay early.....LOL J/K I just want some brown eggs!
     
  7. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The great thing about RIRs is that they tend to be good winter layers. Mine slowed down a little, but still layed all winter long. If I had to guess about 5 eggs a week each. So not everyday, but darn near.
     
  8. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 RIRs. 2 of them started laying at 19 weeks. 2 more at 21 weeks, and all were laying by 23 weeks.
     
  9. Poppafrog

    Poppafrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant wait! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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