What age were your Delawares when they started laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KKane61, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. KKane61

    KKane61 Chirping

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    I have 2 Delaware pullets and would like to know if there is an average age at which I can expect them to start laying. When did your Delawares start laying eggs?

    Thanks!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    Most start laying between 18 - 22 weeks of age....all breeds and individuals vary.

    Bigger and brighter red combs and wattles signify being close to lay, as do pelvic bones 2 finger or wider apart, but again they all vary.
     
  3. KKane61

    KKane61 Chirping

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    UPDATE: I have two Delawares. One started laying at 23 weeks and the other at 25 weeks. I have 3 Black Australorps, as well, and they all began laying at 23 weeks.
     
  4. ophelia3178

    ophelia3178 In the Brooder

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    Mine took a lot longer than average, like 7-8 months old they began laying. But they lay almost everyday so it doesn't matter.[​IMG]
     

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