When do Wyandottes start laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Janithya, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. Janithya

    Janithya New Egg

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    I have 2 Wyandotte hens. A Silver Pencil Lace and a Blue Laced Red. I got them when they were 12 weeks old. They are now 26 weeks old. The pencil laced has developed her rose comb and wattles. The Blue Laced Red still only has tiny wattles and no sign of any type of comb. Just wondering when they should start laying??? I'm in Australia and its been pretty hot the last few weeks. Lots of 30 plus days. Could this be delaying their laying?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Were your birds sourced from production stock lines (hatchery, feed store, etc) or from a breeder who is producing exhibition stock birds? How certain was the source of their age? Even a difference of a week or two in estimated age can make a world of difference.
     
  3. Janithya

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    I bought them from a breeder. So maybe they actually were less than 12 weeks.

    This is a photo from when I got them. Do they look like 12 weeks? [​IMG]
     
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  4. Janithya

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    This is a picture of them now. The other 2 are about 6 weeks younger.[​IMG]
     
  5. Janithya

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    Finally got an egg 2 days ago! So that was 27 weeks. No more yet but at least that's a start [​IMG]
     

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