When did your Red Stars start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nikki28, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Nikki28

    Nikki28 David Bowie is my co-pilot

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    My girls are only 9 weeks now. But McMurrays site said to expect eggs at 22 weeks, so I was just wondering what every one elses experience has been with them. Thanks!
     
  2. ChickLuver

    ChickLuver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my girls from them as well. And though I dont remember exactly...it was something like that. Maybe 20 weeks. Do a vent check and if its swollen or wet-ish, there gonna start.
     
  3. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours started laying at about 23 weeks... but we're not positive about age, as we got them from someone else who got them from a hatchery [​IMG]
     
  4. glassparman

    glassparman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started laying about 5 to 5 1/2 months
     
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  5. esjro

    esjro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started at about 5 months too. Their combs and wattles got larger, and all of a sudden.... eggs! Oh... and one was confused and acted like a roo for a while, but after she laid her first egg she stopped having gender issues.
     
  6. Nikki28

    Nikki28 David Bowie is my co-pilot

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    Great! I'm glad to hear that is the norm. I was reading about some people with BR and RIR that waited 7 - 8 months for eggs, I can't wait until my girls start to lay hopefully it will be in March. Thanks for all of the input!

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