when are they going to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jeremy frenz, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. jeremy frenz

    jeremy frenz Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a white-leghorn a black-sexlink and a RIR and they are a little over 20 weeks old and i was wondering when they will start laying?
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    When they're ready....just like mine that are now 24 weeks old and not laying eggs yet [​IMG]
     
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Rule of thumb - 24 weeks. Go with that and I doubt youll have too many surprises.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Aw, 24 weeks is nothing. Try waiting till 30 weeks, like I just did with my Buff Brahma, 25 weeks with one of the Blue Orpingtons. David is correct, however, that by 24 weeks, most pullets have laid their first egg.
     
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Late laying is a genetic trait like speckled feathers. It can happen - I suggest you dont encourage it by breeding the late bloomers.

    But anticipation is the best part. Just WAIT til your first egg appears. Youll dance a jig, Im sure. I did.
     

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