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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nicole01, Jul 8, 2011.
What age and breed was your pullet when she laid her first egg?
Thank you. .
At about four months my RIR hens started laying. I worried and worried until I got the first egg. It is so exciting. I still have the notebook where I listed how many eggs I got every day for the first couple of months.
Some people say 19 weeks but I think it is more like 22 weeks on average. It will happen when it happens and it will be so exciting!!
18 weeks for one of my BCM pullets.
I have one mutt, looks mostly like a BA, who started at 17 weeks.
18 week for my Barred Rock and 21 weeks for both my Jersey Giant and Delaware. The next three won't be until November.
Got my first egg last night from a NHR at age 16 weeks!
1 of our red sex links that is 13 weeks has given us 2 eggs.
She skipped a day in between so we should have another today.
Quote:Wow! Lucky you!
I have three 17 week olds. A dark brahma, RIR, and EE. Norther the EE or RIR has given me an egg. Although, it's pretty darn hot here lately.
I've had sex links that started laying around 18-20 weeks, easter eggers that were 24-20 weeks, a barred rock that was 36 weeks, a wyandotte that I had for 10 months and never gave us eggs (we gave her away) and my silkie is around 40 weeks...still not laying. LOL
It all depends on bird and what breed.
The youngest I have ever had was a little New Hampshire.. she started laying at 12 weeks right on the dot.. her daughters started laying at 12.. and their daughters started at 12..
all the others have been 16 to 24 weeks depending on breed