Speckled Sussex Laying Age...When Will Nelda Give Me That First Egg?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by speckledhen, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I have one Speckled Sussex girl who is 16 weeks old and I don't think I've ever seen anyone mention when theirs started laying. Anyone care to tell me about theirs?
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Well it looks like you and I have posts that people will look at and not answer [​IMG] so I decided to respond so you wouldn't feel ignored. [​IMG] Just between you and me, I think they are afraid of us.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Have a great day!!
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Cynthia, I am curious as well I have specked sussex girls on the way and I would like to know that. Can you tell me how yours are personality wise. I am very excited about them. OH and I love the name Nelda!

  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Thanks, Adam. My younger sister had a best friend in elementary school whose older sister was named Nelda and I've always remembered that. Weird what your mind grabs hold of, isn't it? My Speckled Sussex is a sweetie. She doesn't like being caught, but when you hold her, she relaxes and has the softest eyes. She is very curious/inquisitive and the first of her age group to grab food from my hand. As small chicks, they were a little skittish, but to be fair, I had alot of chicks in that group and didn't handle each one as much as I should have or would usually do.
    BirdBrain, I have no idea why they won't answer my questions, LOL. Someone must think I have all the answers and can answer it myself, LOL![​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2007
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    Cyn, Hendersons Breed Chart shows Sussex to be Moderately early to Mature. You should see eggs anywhere after 18 weeks I would imagine.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Thanks, Jaynie. I like Henderson's Chart and refer to it often, but I like to hear experiential info, too. I bet she'll lay before my blue Ameraucana girls, what do you think?
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Cynthia..........if she is ANYTHING like my BO hens,and my Ameracaunas who are now 22 weeks old....they will lay when you get tired of looking for them. [​IMG] I just cant figure out why mine wont lay!???
  8. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    My guess is 5 months they'll start to lay. My Sussex are all mixed with barred rocks, cornish and black sex links. I'm pretty sure the black sex links and the cornish (which was a surprise) came on laying about 4 weeks ahead of the Sussex and Rocks.
  9. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Well Cynthia did you get an egg yet?

    Last edited: Sep 21, 2007
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    No, Adam, not yet. Nelda, the Ameraucanas, my youngest Blue Orp and two Barred Rocks are 22 weeks old today. The Blue Orp, one Barred Rock and one Ameraucana have laid eggs, but not Nelda. It can't be long now. That girl is pretty wide on the backside, LOL.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2007

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