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When do Salmon Faverolles start to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jessithy, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. happycheeper

    happycheeper Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't imagine that it is normal and sure hope not! I have 5 Faverolles puppets that are almost 3 months old. I'd love some more input from people who've raised them about when to set up my nesting boxes :)
     
  2. happycheeper

    happycheeper Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha!! Auto correct... That should obviously be pullets.
     
  3. chixgodiva

    chixgodiva Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm watching for replies as well. Mine are about 4 months, so I know not yet, but I'm curious.
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Are they hatchery birds or breeder? Hatchery birds start laying sooner, usually 5-6 months.
     
  5. Jacqdiva

    Jacqdiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are from a reputable breeder. I bought eggs and raised them. They have always been healthy happy girls. I got them a mature rooster in his second season. Only thing I can think is I hatched them in August, and that is our winter. So maybe they will start in spring.
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    When you posted this on the Fav thread, I asked how much daylight you were getting. Sometimes my late in the season hatches are also late in beginning to lay.
     
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  7. Jacqdiva

    Jacqdiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry must have missed that. Thanks! We have JUST passed winter solstice. It's not spring yet! I'm hoping what you say is the case. HOPING!!!!!!!!
     
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  8. Jacqdiva

    Jacqdiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    All I can say is Hallelujah!!![​IMG]
     
  9. Jacqdiva

    Jacqdiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    2 more girls to start!! Yay![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. happycheeper

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    So, how old were they? And what were your indications that they were close?
     

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