What age do white leghorns lay?

Cinnamon11

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I have 1 19 week old white leghorn pullet. I heard they start laying at 16-18 weeks. When will she start laying? Is there a chance she’ll never lay? I’ve also put fake eggs in the nesting box.
 

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SnootyHen

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Mine started just shy of 17 weeks but she had a much redder and more developed comb and wattles than yours in the picture so yours may just need a little more time. I'm sure she will just right at the moment she's good and ready. I have 3 slackers giving me anxiety right now too so I totally get it!
 

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They start precisely when they want to and not a day before. Yes there is a chance she will never lay.
 

Cinnamon11

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Mine started just shy of 17 weeks but she had a much redder and more developed comb and wattles than yours in the picture so yours may just need a little more time. I'm sure she will just right at the moment she's good and ready. I have 3 slackers giving me anxiety right now too so I totally get it!
Thank you!
 

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