When did your GLW start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lacymarie0526, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. lacymarie0526

    lacymarie0526 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine is 22 wks today and I haven't seen an egg yet. But at the moment she is the only lady that I have. It's her and one roo. I figure it should be soon but just wondering when yours did.
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I don't have GLWs, but most chickens start laying between 18 and 22 weeks. Mine are 20 weeks and haven't started yet. Sometimes they can take longer.
     
  3. Hen Daddy

    Hen Daddy Out Of The Brooder

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    Ours has just started squatting for me so we are hoping very soon!
     
  4. Sahara

    Sahara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My SLW didn't start laying until 28 weeks so yours may be a slow starter.
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2008
  5. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My SLWs are both laying, and I got them as day olds in February... has her face turned bright red? Any squatting?
     
  6. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    My SLW laid at 20 weeks.
     
  7. sfcityfarmer

    sfcityfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    My GLW is still doing nothing, she turned 22 weeks on Tuesday of this week.
     
  8. Hen Daddy

    Hen Daddy Out Of The Brooder

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    Her first egg was TODAY!!! Only squatted for about a week. Was quite noisey today and made herself a little nest in the coop in the pine shavings. I should say noiset both before and after. More so than usual. Happy day for us.
     
  9. dturren

    dturren Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three Wyandotts, two SLW and one GLW. One SLW started laying at 5 months, the second SLW started at 5 1/2 months and the GLW started at 6 1/2 months. The GLW was smaller than the other two so maybe she had to grow more to catch up. I guess you just have to have patience.[​IMG]
     
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  10. siouxbee

    siouxbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got GLWs and BLRWs, with a speckled sussex and ameracauna. We got our day old chicks on May 1, and got our first egg Nov 29th.

    Their combs were red and they started squatting around 18 weeks old. It was a long wait from there til an egg for us.

    Our girls and their roo free range in our yard.
     

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