What breed are we and when will we lay eggs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by whitecra, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Here are some pics of my chickens. I was wondering if you could tell what kind they are and about when they start laying eggs? Thanks for any help.
    Chris

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    I know this is an EE just wondering if she looks close to laying eggs. Hatched in Feb. I think.
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  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my guesses:
    RIR or production red...my PR started laying at 21 weeks
    California White or White Leghorn...my CW started laying at 20 weeks
    Buff Orpington...I don't have any of these..but by looks of combs, I would say you have a couple of weeks to go
     
  3. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Thank you. The ones that hatched in March are 26 weeks and no eggs yet. The EE is about 28 or 29 weeks and no eggs yet. I am so ready for them to start laying.
    Chris
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I see a RIR and maybe a White Leghorn in the first and second pics, a buff Orpington in the third pic, and two easter eggers in the last pic. The only one I'm not sure about is the blue/grey chicken in the background of the first pic.....It's just not a good enoug pic for me to tell.....

    Beautiful chickens! You've got a nice variety there! The average age for laying to start is 20 weeks, but sometimes it takes up to 25 depending on the breeds. It could be anytime now, really, but they do look rather young in the pic, so I'll guess at another month......
     
  5. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Quote:The gray one in the back is a EE aslo. She is younger then the other 2 EE. They are 6 and 7 months old. Just waiting. I will be so glad when they do start laying. I want some fresh eggs.
    Chris
     
  6. erinangele

    erinangele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend's chickens hatched in mid March and they got their first egg a few days ago. I'm think you will have some fresh eggs very soon [​IMG]
     
  7. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, someone should be laying by now....mine from the first week in March started laying over a month ago. They're all EE's. Is the Leghorn/RIR/BO pictures from when they were younger? They do look more like my "jr's" who are about 4 months. Your white EE's comb looks like she should be laying.

    Do you have a nesting box set up for them? Could they be laying somewhere else? I'd look around for a nest and make sure they have a good spot in the coop with some fake eggs or golf balls in it so they know for sure where they're supposed to put them.

    Let us know when you get the first one!
     
  8. angie3881

    angie3881 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They all look too young to lay. My girls were hatched in Feb and March and have been laying like crazy since July. Are these all bantams or standard sizes? Maybe that is why they look young to me.
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Ok if sure of hatch date.......put them on a layer feed , only a layer , BET YOU WILL HAVE EGGS WITHIN A FEW WEEKS.
     
  10. MVchickens

    MVchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you positive they hatched in march and feb? they look very young. I had my birds hatch april 4th and they are laying like crazy. They are also much bigger than yours... Same breeds though....
     

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