When do Wyandottes start to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KayP, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. KayP

    KayP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My GLW is 25 weeks and still nada. She's huge and her comb and wattle look mature. Her RIR and Red Star "sisters" have been showing her how it's done for a month!
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Chickens will lay when they are darned ready to. I have 6 that are 20 weeks, so it will be any week now..... I hope. [​IMG]
     
  3. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, it "should" be any time. Due to the fact that it is winter, it is a good possibility that it may be delayed. My Wyandottes started laying within 1-2 weeks of the rest of my flock. Lets keep our fingers crossed that it will be sooner rather than later! [​IMG]
     
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    When they want to. [​IMG] Should be soon for you, though. Are you sure she just doesn't have a secret stash?
     
  5. KayP

    KayP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm onto the secret stash possibility... nothing that I could find. She does look like she's walking around with a secret though. She used to be so dominant but since her sisters started laying, she's much more retiring. Oh, Envirogirl, I love your story.
     
  6. chicken quartet

    chicken quartet Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 33 week old GLW and she still isn't laying! [​IMG]
     
  7. KayP

    KayP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, CQ, at least I'm in good company. I may be in for a long wait. At least she's pretty and likes to cuddle. I showed her the nesting box again today. She pecked around a bit and promptly jumped out.
     
  8. goddesses

    goddesses Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine started at 26 weeks - actually 2 waited until 28 weeks. However, they ALL give me one egg a day - way overachievers.

    Just be patient. We still find it thrilling to go out every day to collect.
     

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