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Salmon Faverolle laying age

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sagealbright, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. sagealbright

    sagealbright Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone!

    My Salmon Faverolle just hit 17 weeks. I have looked everywhere online and I am unable to determine an approx time she will begin to lay. Her comb is very small and seems to be getting slightly more pink everyday. She hasn't been "squatting" at all for our rooster. Also has shown no interest in the nesting boxes. Anyone who has any experience with this breed please feel free to share some knowledge with me. She's the oldest Pullet out of my girls. I'm hoping to get some eggs soon!

    Also, I have oyster shells for when she begins to lay but I heard they are bad for younger pullets. If she lays before my other girls will I still be able to put the oyster shells out for her or will try harm my younger girls and rooster?

    Hope someone can help me out! I'm a first time chicken owner.
     
  2. sagealbright

    sagealbright Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. ShockValue

    ShockValue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our 4 Faverolles hatched March 07, 2014. First egg at 157 days. Next layer started 161 days. Today (167 Days) we think we got an egg from hen #3. Hen #4 hasn't laid yet. The eggs are still pretty small, but they taste great. 1 double yolk.

    They were squatting about 2 weeks prior to lay. Singing the egg song a couple days later.

    Once they started started hanging out in the nest box and scratching around in the material to make laying spots it was just a couple of days later until we saw our first egg.

    Large white store bought egg for comparison.
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    Egg down in the hole. Golf ball pushed off to the side.
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