When do RIR's lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by polychickens, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. polychickens

    polychickens In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2007
    I'm sure many of us newbies are in the same boat here--we bought our first batch of chicks this spring when the farmstores were selling them and now we are anxiously awaiting our first eggs.

    As for me, my oldest are 16 weeks now. At what age do Rhide Island Reds and New Hampshire Reds begin to lay?

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    It varies by individual. I had two RIRs lay in their 19th week, but the third one started laying at maybe 23 weeks old. I now have a RIR who is 22 weeks old and hasn't started yet.
  3. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Southern WV
    Most RIRs begin at 6 months or 24 weeks. Although I've had some begin as early as 5 months or 20 weeks.

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