What age do rhode island reds start laying at?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lizzy28, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Lizzy28

    Lizzy28 Out Of The Brooder

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    I Got a RIR from a auction and Im not actually sure how old she is i forgot to ask [​IMG] Shes going to be entered in the fair and i was hoping she would start laying before the fair. [​IMG]
     
  2. Lizzy28

    Lizzy28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Acually this picture is from a couple weeks ago. but she still looks the same [​IMG]
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    A RIR must have distinctive yellow legs. Hmmmm.... perhaps it was just your camera?

    The better the breeding, it seems to me, the longer they take to mature. Production type, hatchery strains still take 20 weeks or longer. Mine took their fine sweet time and still aren't laying large eggs at 26 weeks. Still with the pullet eggs. Hope that helps.
     
  4. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is pics of my rir when she was 25weeks, taken last week hope it helps (have no eggs yet)

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  5. djennings

    djennings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When her comb starts getting red instead of looking pink, thats when they normally start laying. [​IMG]
     
  6. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 6 RIR and 4 are laying at 22 weeks - the other 2 - waiting and watching [​IMG]
     
  7. 14chickmama

    14chickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 rir and she started laying around 20 weeks. She was one of the first ones to start and one of the first to turn real red!
     
  8. eggoland

    eggoland Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one that is just 18 wks & laid her first egg this morning. Small egg very thin shelled. I thought it took them awhile to mature so this surprised me.
     
  9. Heidisgran

    Heidisgran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine were about 2 and a half months
     

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