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What age do Polish hens begin laying?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GreenAcresFarm, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. GreenAcresFarm

    GreenAcresFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 Polish hens and they are approx. 6 months old. I have not seen 1 egg from either girl. Do they take longer to develop and begin laying eggs? I also have 2 roosters and want to see if I can hatch any chicks. The wait is killing me.
    I have a few very broody buff orphingtons that I think will do an excellent job setting the eggs.
     
  2. vkp23

    vkp23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one Polish hen once, but she got bit by a black widow spider, and died. [​IMG] But I will say that I heard that they don't lay as well as some other breeds. So maybe they are just taking longer since from what I've heard they are not kept for their laying ability or for meat.
     
  3. maloga

    maloga Out Of The Brooder

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    They should start laying at the age of 8-10 months. Unsure about rooster maturity but I was under the impression they are fairly fertile at 9 months of age. My polish hens tended to lay eggs that looked like they had two narrow ends. Was bizarre.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2010
  4. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

    May 13, 2009
    Central MO
    Mine didn't lay until she reached nearly one year old - last spring's chick and I just started getting eggs about 3 weeks ago. She lays about 4 times a week. It was a LONGGGGGGGG wait!
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Mine have all only taken about 5 or 6 months. They lay quite sporatically though, several eggs, then a month off then a few more eggs, etc.
     
  6. maralpz2006

    maralpz2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have two wcb polish and they just started laying they are 5 months old
     
  7. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I have a hatchery polish, she started laying at 5 months, but I didn't notice until 6 months.
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    My hatchery polish started laying at about 7-10 months.
     
  9. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I finally gave away my Polish, to a friend. Now, finally, at nearly 10 months old, they are laying!
     
  10. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    Mine is a hatchery Polish and didn't start to lay until she was 10 months! I'm surprised though because she lays about 5 days/week and I thought they only laid about twice a week so not too shabby!
     

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