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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickendreams, Jul 20, 2011.
Mine turned 20 weeks yesterday and I am so ready for eggs!!!! Should I expect them sooner or later?
I had one of my reds start laying 3 days ago (exactly 20 weeks old) My other 2 reds, 2 sussix, and 5 Gold laced wyandotes have not started yet. The Gold laced are 24 weeks old.
mine are 18 weeks this friday. Have 2 laying on a regular basis, and one just started, with one more acting like it would happen for 3 days now, but nothing, so soon I would assume any tiem now....so exciting when it does
I bought mine on March 18th, but they were about a few days old to a week. But I go by the date they came home!
Mine are all laying at 18 weeks. They are Isa Browns. I think the breed is important when figuring out when to expect the first egg.
Mine started 19 weeks and three days. The anocona was first. The next week the RIRs and the New Hampshire Reds....... This is week 21 and now I get an egg from each ALMOST everyday. I am pretty excited. But I do feed them pretty well, give them lots of water, fresh greens, etc. Maybe over spoil them, maybe spend to much on the extras but considering what some people spend golfing, motorcycles, race cars,.....I think I still have a pretty good hobby.... The eggs are the icing on the cake !
I got 6 chicks from TSC last year. 2 leghorn - 17 wks, 2 black stars - 20 wks, 1 EE - 22wks and 1 welsummer 24wks. The leghorns were the only ones that still laid when we got ? freezing temps in floridia ? Go figure ??? Hope your pullets lay soon.
Quote:Yes..that 1st egg is like gold )
Our first egg was when they were 17 weeks. She was a solo act for 1 week then boom most of the others started in. They are 19 weeks this week and I got five eggs today from 6 hens.
I have 6 red pullets (no specification on what kind of red). They were hatched on March 1st and bought on March 3rd. Since they free range in the backyard during the day I wonder if I'm missing their laying spot. I've got mock eggs in the nesting boxes in the coop, which they always have access to. Today I set up two more nesting boxes in their favorite yard hang out spots. They get layers pellets with oyster shells and grit in their feeder in the evening-morning and some scratch grains, table scraps (ie- strawberry tops, watermelon rind, etc) and whatever they can find free range during the day. We have several places that we dampen and cover to attract bugs that we uncover during the day. I think they are pretty spoiled but maybe I'm missing something. They follow me around like puppies and fly up to the kitchen window to peer in while I'm cooking. Even if they never lay; I am in love. But gosh darn it an omelet made from MY chicken's eggs certainly would be nice!
Still waiting! My TSC girls (white leghorns) are around 14 weeks. Cant wait for that first egg!