What's the youngest you've had lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kimntep, May 24, 2011.

  1. kimntep

    kimntep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  2. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    I wouldnt think so...I think the "Average" is like 20-22 weeks...and some depending on breed mature later etc...
     
  3. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    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.
     
  4. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had Ee's begin at 16 weeks.
     
  5. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My red stars started laying at 16-17 weeks
     
  6. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    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..
     
  7. kimntep

    kimntep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  8. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my seramas started laying at 12 weeks old
     

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