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

    Aug 12, 2008
    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
    always changing
    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
    NE PA
    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

    Mar 8, 2008
    Mine started at 26-27 weeks.
  8. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    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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