when do pullets lay their first egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tnaknight87, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. tnaknight87

    tnaknight87 Out Of The Brooder

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    i was just wondering when does a pullet lay her first egg.
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    It really varies depending on the breed, the individual chicken and when they were hatched.
     
  3. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine started laying at 19 weeks (NHReds)
     
  4. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorta wondering the same thing. I have 3 Barred Rocks & 3 Dominiques that are just 20 weeks and starting to lay but they are only producing 1-2 eggs daily so far and I'm not sure which ones are guilty - anytime soon I am expecting more eggs:)
     
  5. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

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    My Chanteclers started laying around 30 weeks so it really does depend on the breed.

    What I've learned is that no breed starts laying early enough to prevent their keepers from wondering and worrying.

    Wayne
     
  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Quote:Yup...... ain't that the truth! LOL
     
  7. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

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    My White Rocks were at 18 weeks. My Buff Orps are still not laying at 22...same conditions.
     
  8. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about Barred Rocks, Buff Rocks and Rhode Island Reds?
     
  9. MammaHen

    MammaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR's started at about 21 weeks.
     
  10. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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