What age do Polish hens begin laying?

GreenAcresFarm

In the Brooder
9 Years
Feb 7, 2010
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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.
 

vkp23

Songster
10 Years
Jul 10, 2009
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I had one Polish hen once, but she got bit by a black widow spider, and died.
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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.
 

maloga

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 16, 2009
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Western NC
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.
 
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gocrow77

Crow's Nest
10 Years
May 13, 2009
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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!
 

becky3086

Crested Crazy
11 Years
Oct 14, 2008
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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.
 

LarryPQ

Easter Hatch!!
10 Years
Jul 17, 2009
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I have a hatchery polish, she started laying at 5 months, but I didn't notice until 6 months.
 

joedie

Songster
10 Years
Mar 17, 2009
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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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