When does this breed start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sandbellie, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 leghorn mixes that are 18 weeks old.

    I'm just wondering if someone can give me an idea based on the leghorn breed.

    Will they start laying soon?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    The few leghorns / leghorn mixes I've owned started laying round 22 - 24 weeks. Don't have a lot of experiance with leghorns though.
     
  3. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With it being in the middle of the winter, it might be later unless you add some light in the coop. Mine were about 25 weeks.
     
  4. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So by spring the should be getting ready to lay? Sweet! [​IMG]
     
  5. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leghorns can lay as early as 17 wks. Mine layed at 20....a medium hard shell white egg. She laid daily from the first but size increased daily and now a month later she is laying lg eggs. I do use a string of xmas lites in her coop. All u need is the light of 1 candle to maintain a leghorns production thru winter. I use it to give light for 14 hrs.
     
  6. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool Cool [​IMG]
     
  7. BillickChix

    BillickChix Out Of The Brooder

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    My 18-week old Leghorn laid her first this morning! It's rather small but it's so adorable! Nice and white. I was thinking how it was a little early for her to be squatting for me, but I guess not! [​IMG]
     
  8. cmom

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  9. m_shuman

    m_shuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When did she start squating? My leghorn is 15 weeks and I have been hoping to see her do this everyday.
     
  10. BillickChix

    BillickChix Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I noticed it two days ago, and it's a half-squat. Pretty adorable! [​IMG]
     

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