When and who is going to be first to lay? *PICTURES!*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sunny & the 5 egg layers, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    All of my girls are 17 weeks old today. When do you think they will lay and who do you think will be the first to lay?

    This is Sunny. She has the biggest and reddest comb and wattles of them all (a production red) ...
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    This is Scramble (an australorp I believe). She is the loudest.
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    This is Poachy. She hardly has any comb or wattles. She is the smallest of the group. (she's an australorp)
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    This is Omelet. (a dark brahma)
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    This is Shelly. (Dark Brahma)
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    This is Yolka. (Production Red)
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  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your guess is as good as mine [​IMG]
     
  3. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny and Yolka will be first, for sure. They look pretty close.
     
  4. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bet is on Sunny!

    I got my hens at 15 weeks and one started laying at 16.5, and then every it seems like someone new was laying...by 18 weeks everyone was laying...

    soon soon!

    I am getting another bunch on Wednesday and curious when they will start!
     
  5. shellstewart

    shellstewart Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:How can you tell they are close? I have chickens about the same age, and was wondering how you can tell.
     
  6. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    Quote:How can you tell they are close? I have chickens about the same age, and was wondering how you can tell.

    Its by the coloration in the comb see how red they are compared to the others, and there combs are much more developed than the others. I agree with classic and i believe your brahmas will be the last to lay too. Looks like its going to go Reds,Austros,Brahmas.
     
  7. HappyFarmLady

    HappyFarmLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, but those Brahmas are GORGEOUS!!!!
     

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