SLW late bloomers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KingSpeck, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. KingSpeck

    KingSpeck Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wondering when your SLW's began laying. All the rest of my pullets have just started laying but I'm still waiting on my SLW. She was the first of all of them to turn red but does not squat. She is 28 weeks.
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Should be soon, but mine was last too...most wyandottes are late bloomers compared to other layers...
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine started between 32 and 34 weeks.
     
  4. ChookHappy

    ChookHappy Dances with Chickens

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    Our SLW was the third out of eight to lay. She started laying on Sun. the 10th and she was 24 weeks old. So far our light brahma, black sex link and a runt barred rock are the late bloomers in this flock. The ee's that were supposed to be the last were the second and fifth to lay in a flock of eight pullets.
     
  5. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Mine were early bloomers 20wks and about 23 wks (the second one, obviously was harder to pinpoint).

    I think these things totally depend on the strain within the breed.
     

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