What is a typical age for a RIR to begin laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by speckledegg, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. speckledegg

    speckledegg In the Brooder

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    I know it can vary, but what is typical? From my reading, I thought 24 weeks, however, someone at the farmer's market said 8-9 months! What has been your experience?
     

  2. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chirping

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    My hens usually lay around 18-22 wks. Some lay at 17 wks and some 23! Usually 20 wks is normal.


    -Shannon [​IMG]
     
  3. floyd242

    floyd242 In the Brooder

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    I have one at 20 weeks, and still no eggs. I'm trying to be patient! [​IMG]
     
  4. abbey808

    abbey808 Songster

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    My RIR is at 20 weeks and showing all the signs... no eggs yet. She started squatting and becoming more vocal last week. I am hoping it will happen any day now. [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledegg

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    Good to know. I mean, if I have to wait 8-9 months than I have to wait, but I was very surprised when they told me this. And these people were the ones I was buying fresh eggs from so I would guess they would know...
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I was doing some research on that here because I was going to get some RIR and most say theirs were laying between 18 and 20 weeks but a lot started at 16 weeks. Watch for the first squats and you can almost be sure they will lay a week after that [​IMG]
     

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