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When do Wyandottes generally start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BDF SL Wyandottes, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. BDF SL Wyandottes

    BDF SL Wyandottes New Egg

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    My Golden and Silver Laced Wyandotte pullets are 14 weeks of age now and I was wondering if they are a early maturing breed and if they should start laying soon? Any information on the breed would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wyandottes are pretty good layers but don't mature much earlier than most other breeds. You should expect them to lay anywhere from 18 to 22 weeks. [​IMG] Good luck with your chickens! Oh, and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC. I am glad you came in with this question because I too have a young pullet and was wondering the same thing because I have never had a Wyandotte before. My silver girl will is about 18 weeks now and her comb is getting quite red now. It should be soon.
     
  4. lauriej57

    lauriej57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 silver laced wyandottes, that I got late spring of 2010. I purchased them from a private breeder, and hoped they would be laying by mid October, but they were 30 weeks old before they started laying. They may have been late due to the slowing of daylight hours, but they are excellent layers, and very nice hens.
     
  5. BDF SL Wyandottes

    BDF SL Wyandottes New Egg

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    I got the first egg today! They are 18 weeks and 3 days old.
     
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  6. kaybats

    kaybats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HOORAY!!!
     
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  7. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    mine are 16 weeks and counting. [​IMG]
     
  8. LadiesMan017

    LadiesMan017 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine just turned 16 weeks, this past Friday. Not long until she starts to lay!![​IMG]
     
  9. Barnmaradotte

    Barnmaradotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    both of mine started a couple days before 22wks.
     
  10. Chick15

    Chick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are 14 weeks and I think that one of mine squatted. it kinda stooped down and kinda spread her wings out a little bit- just holding them away from her body. Is that squatting or was she just trying to stop me picking her up. It sounds quite early, which is why it may be her just not wanting me to pick her up..... but im not sure as this is my first time with chickens, so i don't know what squatting looks like. little help?
     

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