what is average age of a rir when they first start laying eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jonbanks, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. jonbanks

    jonbanks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone know
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    17-25 weeks so I would say about 22 weeks.
     
  3. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well all of mine are 20 weeks and I got nothing. I have heard anywhere between 18-24 weeks.
     
  4. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
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    My RIR's were about 24 weeks when they started laying. I have 2 that are 6 years old, 2 that are 7 months, and 2 that are 4 months.
     
  5. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    i have one laying that started about 21 weeks and one i dont think is as close. the one laying has much redder comb and waddles. I have an EE that started laying around 17 or 18 weeks and never missed a day. And one that started at 20 weeks.
     
  6. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    Mine layed her first and everyday since at exactly 20 weeks
     
  7. 2 Beauts

    2 Beauts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started at 26-27 weeks.
     
  8. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 RIR pullets and 1 of them laid an the egg when they were 20 weeks. Did not get more than one a day some days none for about the next 10 days then there would be 1 or 2 then 2 or 3. Now we have gotten 6 a day for the last 3 days. They are now I think 24 weeks.
     
  9. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our first was just last week. Susie Q was 30 weeks old.
     
  10. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    My RIR laid the first egg yesterday at 22.5 weeks old!! [​IMG]
     

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