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When do Red sex-links start laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fowl farm, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. fowl farm

    fowl farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's 17-20 weeks, right? And do they start showing certain behaviors, or should I start checking the nesting boxes for eggs at 17 weeks?
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    !7-20 weeks is about right. Some of the signs are, the combs and wattles getting redder, investigating the nests, and the current favorite squatting. At 17 weeks you can start checking the nest boxes. But remember they may hold off a while yet.
     
  3. TravisE

    TravisE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its 15 to 20 weeks. The earliest I've heard for this breed is 15 weeks 4 days. This breed most of the time starts laying alittle earlier than most. I have 4 of them that are 11 weeks old. Hope this helps.
     
  4. Rhoda red

    Rhoda red New Egg

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    Mine just started laying and she is 16 weeks. She started doing the chicken squat whenever you petted her.
     
  5. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started at 19 weeks.
     
  6. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 17 weeks and NO eggs yet.
     
  7. my little peeps

    my little peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girl is 18 weeks and has been investigating the boxes for a few weeks now, however she just started to squat.
     
  8. Swrinkle

    Swrinkle New Egg

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    Mine are 23 weeks and still no eggs. I feed them 16% crumble mixed with 22% pellets and cracked corn twice a day. I talk to them everyday and try to bribe them with lots of clover still no eggs.
    update: I finally got my first egg, 24 weeks.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2015
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  9. mariecpark

    mariecpark Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine is 22 weeks, no eggs yet. Her comb is pretty small and light in color. Maybe it will be a while....
     
  10. robert1956

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    same here
     

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