RIR age for laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lucysmom002, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think one of my RIR's laid an egg today! She's only 13 weeks old? Is that possible? She laid in right in the grass. I guess I need to get them in the nest boxes??
     
  2. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or, it could've been the Buff Brahma.. was thinking she was a rooster though.. I posted pics of he/she under "what sex is this".
     
  3. R_Chickens

    R_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! We got our first eggs today at 16 weeks. Thought that was early!

    My guess is that you have a cross-dresser in the flock [​IMG] The BB?

    It's a guess, though. Others here know more.

    - JC
     
  4. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL My 1 year old Buff Orpington lays that kind of egg but she goes in the boxes. I can't imagine that she'd lay right by the other chicks?
     
  5. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course, the kid I bought them from could've had the age wrong too..
     
  6. R_Chickens

    R_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That seems like a good possibility, too [​IMG]

    - JC
     
  7. opalwednesday

    opalwednesday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how cool. my RIRs started laying at 20.5 weeks. (they were born in april) and after two weeks of spotty production they seem to be turning into efficient egg machines [​IMG]
     
  8. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice!
     
  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:April of this year???? My RIR was hatched March 9 and will be 17 weeks tomorrow according to the calendar.[​IMG]. My RIR is ready to lay any day. I hear the egg song come out from nowhere every once in a while. Her comb grew a bit over last night and her face is very red. So any day![​IMG] It's a bit hot here, so maybe that is why she isn't laying.
     
  10. opalwednesday

    opalwednesday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh my, I mean february [​IMG] I WAS going to have april chicks but I couldn't wait, lol.

    It's been over a hundred degres here for a month now, I think my girls hate it but their misting system really helps. Good luck!
     

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