OK I have 3 jumbos (21 weeks), 18 RIRs (16 weeks old) 1 black jersey giant (16 weeks) and 1 australorp (16 weeks) Shouldn't at least ONE of these be laying by now?? I'm starting to think I'll never have any eggs!!!
My Australorps are 21 weeks and I'm still waiting. I feel like Yukon Cornelius throwing the mineral pick in the air - - -nothing! 22 week old orpingtons, 21 week old wyandottes... sussex also 21 weeks... ameraucana that 25 weeks... anything? Girls? Nothing?
Most of my first chickens are 20 1/2 weeks old and none are laying yet. It's driving me crazy!
They are RIR, EEs, Polish, Cochins, Ameraucana, Hamburg, Phoenixs, Black Jap, Silkies and a couple barnyard mixes. The only eggs I get are from my two older auction hens and an Exchequer thats a month older than the others.
I think the posts of people whose chickens lay at 18-19 weeks are the lucky ones. From what I have read and heard, 26 weeks is when to start expecting eggs. If it happens sooner, YIPPEE! If not, then you are not disappointed. Win-win, right?