When did your Barred Rocks start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Morgan7782, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    I have a friendly family wager going on as to who will lay first. My 15 week old Barred Rock or my 5 month old Brahma. For those who have Barred Rocks when did YOURS start laying?? [​IMG]
     
  2. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in 3 weeks my Barred rocks will be 5 months old still not given me eggs, I may have to wait till August
     
  3. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Oh wow! Well I will keep my fingers crossed for an egg for you! lol I did not expect that [​IMG]
     
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    undergroundchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two barred rocks. They are 18 weeks and two days old...still no eggs. [​IMG]

    Trying to wait patiently. [​IMG] I am thinking by looks that my RIR's might be the first to lay though.
     
  5. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given older hens and I noticed that my Barred rocks follow them back to the nesting box so maybe they are trying to figure things out but we watch them from a far and they just stand at the door and watch the girls lay their eggs and then come out and they follow them again and go free range some more.

    Maybe they will surprised us... but so far I only have 3 egg layers and we saw the australorp breed his gf australorp for the first time tonight so maybe she will give us an egg any day now. If she does then we will have 4 more egg layers.

    We are waiting on the Barred sisters to catch up
     
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  6. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    lol well those who are voting for Brahma Mama to lay first will be happy to hear this hehe! I had been hoping the Barred Rock would lay first, and even placed a bet on her. We shall see! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Any other Barred Rock owners share your experience as well! Share the age of your BR and if/when they started laying.
     
  7. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know if Brahmas grow faster than Barred Rocks?
     
  8. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    They grow much slower and usually get mature around 18 months (ish)
     
  9. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then maybe your barred rock will lay first if the Brahma matures slower
     
  10. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Good point! Never thought of that lol. I am still a newbie to chickens [​IMG] I am just excited for whoever to lay whenever really [​IMG] I will be so excited the day I go out and there is an egg in the coop, hopefully they will lay there hehe I also have 3 Wyandottes and an EE but they are only 11 weeks and EE is 15 weeks but they lay later I hear.
     

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