What age is "ready-to-lay"?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by claud, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age can I sell my pullets as "ready-to-lay" pullets? They are a large fowl dual-purpose breed.
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    17-18 or depending when breed is ready to lay.
     
  3. jadude

    jadude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4.5 months to 5 months
     
  4. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
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    i agree with them 16-17 weeks, 4 months or a little more. we started out with barred rocks and black stars and they started laying about a little over four months and were all laying by five for sure!

    Wendy
     
  5. hazelton farms

    hazelton farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orps. take a smidge longer though, so if they are those, maybe 5 month old ones are 'ready to lay'?

    Stacy
     
  6. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    pol is from 4 to 5 months old.
     
  7. 3peeps

    3peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just checked my calendar:

    Wyandotte: 20 weeks
    Orpington: 20.5 weeks
    Australorp: 21 weeks
     
  8. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in the orpington - australorp category. I looking at 19 weeks and can't wait. John
     

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