When did your Black Stars/Black Sex Links lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by StarLover21, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When did your Black Stars lay?
    Thanks! Mine will be 16 weeks in a few weeks, and I just want to know when to start looking for eggs.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Since they are a hybrid, not a breed, and since they are produced by so many different hatcheries, it is difficult to state with any certainty. 20 weeks is a good starting point. Some individuals and some strains may start a bit earlier, while most a bit later. I'd say you've another month's wait and then some, perhaps.

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  3. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 2 this last spring. One started at 18 weeks and the other at about 20 weeks.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Due to the fact that mine were hatched later in the year and for the reasons Fred already mentioned....

    Two of my black sex links started laying @ 25 weeks. The third one, the lowest ranking member of her flock, just started laying about a week ago @ 29 weeks. My lone minorca (supposedly an early maturing breed), sold as a sex link started laying last week too; again, 29 weeks.
     
  5. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody else?
     
  6. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2, they were both about 18 weeks as well
     

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