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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pearsam, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. pearsam

    pearsam In the Brooder

    Aug 31, 2011
    I have a silver-laced polish hen who is 9 months old. Could someone tell me when she should start laying?

  2. PtldChick

    PtldChick Songster

    Jun 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Are her comb and wattles red yet? Is she squatting for you or letting your rooster mount her?

    I have an 8-mo old polish who just started laying the other day. My other polish may have started also, I have other young white egg layers so it's hard to tell. But I have caught the dark blue in the nest box.

    I also just got two WCB polish bantams that are supposed to be about 6 mos old. In two days I have two eggs. I have no idea if they're both laying or just one since I have them in the same crate in quarantine right now.

    If you're not using artificial light, then once there is enough daylight your SL girl should start.

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