rirs when do they start laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jonbanks, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. jonbanks

    jonbanks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when will my rirs start laying ... why does everyone keep telling me i have to have a rooster for hens to lay
     
  2. jonbanks

    jonbanks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone wanna help
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    You dont need a rooster for a hen to lay. They should start at 22-25 weeks but sometimes longer for the more stubborn lol
     
  4. jonbanks

    jonbanks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks i cant wait ... my kids are gonna trip, lol
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Its awesome when you get your first egg. Hope you get yours when they are ready!
     
  6. dakotasnake

    dakotasnake Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 15 rir { i think ] some of them started laying at 18 wks, most at 20 - 23 wks
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I have an RIR who is 20wks and not laying yet. Her comb and wattles have just started to get larger and more red this last week so I think she probably has another couple weeks before I will see an egg.
     

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