What breed laid the first egg for you?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenlickin8, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    947
    32
    176
    Jun 26, 2008
    Valrico, Florida
    My Coop
    I was wondering which of your chicken breeds laid first and how old they were? For me, it was my RIR "Rose" at 23 weeks. Then my Buff Orpington "Daisy" at 25 weeks. Then my Ameraucana "Jasmine" at 26 weeks. The rest haven't started yet.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,568
    1,166
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    My first layer was my Silver Laced Wyandotte, Silver. She was 19 weeks old. Columbie, my Columbian Wyandotte, followed three days later. My Easter Egger took 20 weeks to begin and my Production Red began laying at 22 weeks.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2015
  3. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    947
    32
    176
    Jun 26, 2008
    Valrico, Florida
    My Coop
    Wow, 19 weeks. That's early. I love Wyandottes. They have always laid well for me.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,568
    1,166
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    Yeah, some people seem to have trouble with them and egg production, but mine have been great layers and pets.
     
  5. Jackschicks

    Jackschicks Out Of The Brooder

    65
    10
    41
    Jan 21, 2015
    Pearland, Tx
    For me, the first ones to lay were the Dominiques at 20 weeks, then the Welsummers at 22 weeks, then the Jersey Giants at about 23 weeks, then one of the Buff Orpingtons at 23 weeks, then one of the Silver Grey Dorkings at 25 weeks along with the other Buff Orpington. At 28 weeks the other Silver grey Dorking started laying and the 2 of Black Langshans finally started laying. The Colored Langshan lagged behind everyone and didn't start laying until 32 weeks.
     
  6. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    947
    32
    176
    Jun 26, 2008
    Valrico, Florida
    My Coop
    20 weeks is early. That's great. I never had Dominques and Welsummers. Are they good layers? I like the Barred Rocks. Good laying breed for me.
     
  7. Stephanie R

    Stephanie R Chillin' With My Peeps

    My first layer was my Barred Rock at 2 days shy of 20 weeks,then my Australorp at about 22 weeks. Then my buffs - one at about 23 weeks and the other at 26 weeks. The Barred has been a fantastic layer. I think she's missed 8 or 9 days since she started laying, which would be 14 weeks now, and my only pullet to lay multiple double yolkers..
     
  8. Jujubara

    Jujubara Chillin' With My Peeps

    498
    41
    96
    Mar 29, 2015
    Western Mass
    Our first was our White Leghorn. I think she was almost 20 weeks. Second was our Brown Leghorn ( I forgot how old), then one of our silkies at 5 1/2 months. Our Easter Egger started Thursday at 25 1/2 weeks.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2015
  9. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    947
    32
    176
    Jun 26, 2008
    Valrico, Florida
    My Coop

    I love Barred Rocks and the double yolkers. I don't have one in my current flock and I miss them. My Australorp hasn't started laying yet and she 26 weeks now.
     
  10. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    947
    32
    176
    Jun 26, 2008
    Valrico, Florida
    My Coop

    Wow. That's early. Leghorns are great layers. I had one before and she was a little flighty and would get the flock scared. Are yours?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by