When do Speckled Sussex begin to lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by clickncluck, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. clickncluck

    clickncluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2011
    Kahaluu on Oahu
    My speckled sussex are 20 weeks tomorrow. Are they a breed that usually begins to lay at 20 weeks or are they one of the 6-9 month varieties?
    It would be good to know how much longer I have to be patient!
  2. clickncluck

    clickncluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2011
    Kahaluu on Oahu
    Does anyone out there have speckled sussex hens? Can you tell me when they started to lay?
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    SS are slower than many. I wouldn't be too excited before 24 weeks.
  4. greenSearcher

    greenSearcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2010
    Are their faces red yet? Have they started squatting? Mine were laying by 6 months, but I saw those changes first.
  5. clickncluck

    clickncluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2011
    Kahaluu on Oahu
    Yes they are squatting and have red faces. Iʻve been kind of counting down to 20 weeks. Guess I better keep on counting, eh?
  6. WilderWoods

    WilderWoods Out Of The Brooder

    May 29, 2011
    We have three speckled sussex - Pipa, Victoria, and Diana. Pipa just laid her first egg (and our first ever egg!) this weekend - she was just shy of 20 weeks (19 weeks 5 days). She also laid one today - the second day! The other two are not laying, but one is developing the red comb. Pipa developed the comb about two weeks ago, has been very vocal since then and squats when I reach down to pet her. They are among our favorites for their friendly personality, and now for giving us our first egg! Good luck!
  7. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Well that's exciting! Where did yours come from?
  8. countrydream7

    countrydream7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2013
    [​IMG]here is my coop for speckeled sussex chicks they are 2 months old cant wait for the first egg...
  9. 7 Biddies

    7 Biddies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2012
    NE GA Mountains
    My Coop
    First time for SS, and I have 2, Margaret T. Hatcher and Eggatha Christie, who are about 17 - 18 weeks old. Margaret has wattles, a comb, and a red face, and she's squatting, so I think she'll lay any day, now. Eggatha hasn't developed her comb or wattles yet, so she's going to be a late bloomer. Margaret has suddenly become very friendly, as well, running up to me and my neighbor every time we go out into the yard. She was shy before developing her comb and wattles, just as Eggatha is. I've wondered if maturing had anything to do with the friendliness?
  10. Lillichloe

    Lillichloe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2014
    I have two that are 27 weeks and still waiting very red combs and faces no squaring though. But only one if my three that are laying squat.

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