What's the youngest you've had lay?

kimntep

Songster
9 Years
Dec 30, 2010
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Ocala, Florida
My littles are 14 weeks, but the EEs and the RIR are only a tad smaller than my hens. Should I expect eggs from these ladies any time soon?
 

Momagain1

Songster
8 Years
Feb 13, 2011
1,984
9
151
Central IL
I wouldnt think so...I think the "Average" is like 20-22 weeks...and some depending on breed mature later etc...
 

chkinut

Songster
9 Years
Feb 25, 2010
1,432
14
161
Leesburg, Ohio
my SCM layed at 17 weeks. when they start squatting when you go to pick them up.....then start looking for eggs.....after they start squatting, it could be about 2 weeks or so, then here come the eggs. also, they will get really red in the face, wattles and comb.
 

Momagain1

Songster
8 Years
Feb 13, 2011
1,984
9
151
Central IL
so my hens can possibly start laying in another 3 wks??

I have:

Red Sexlink, turkens, Barred Plymouth, RIR, Black Australorp all 13 wks

3 Brahmas & 3 EE'ers -- 11 days younger than above or approx. that much younger..
 

kimntep

Songster
9 Years
Dec 30, 2010
423
4
113
Ocala, Florida
Yikes, but YAY! Their combs and wattles are still just pink and no squat yet, so I still have time. I can't wait for my first teeny eggs! My hens were all laying when I got them, but these 7 littles I raised myself and they are so beautiful!
 

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