When should Ebony start to lay? NEW UPDATE!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenPeep, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Hello fellow BYC'ers!

    I have a chicken named Ebony who is exactly 19 weeks old today. She is a silkie cross. She is either a silkie- Ameraucauna, Easter egger, or (Not as likely) a D'uccle cross.
    I know this is tricky due to the breed possibilities, but do you think you could tell me about how soon she might lay?

    Thanks!

    UPDATE!
    Today, Ebony is exactly 23 weeks old. And guess what... her comb is very very large and red!! I'm super excited!


    Could any of you make a prediction on how much longer it might be before she lays?
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    20-24 weeks is pretty much the standard for almost any breed. I prefer they wait since I've lost a couple to being egg bound.
     
  3. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably 25-30 weeks with silkie and americauna blood. My leghorn layed at 33.
     
  4. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Allright, thanks!
     
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  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    UPDATE!
    Today, Ebony is exactly 23 weeks old. And guess what... her comb is very very large and red!! I'm super excited!


    Could any of you make a prediction on how much longer it might be before she lays?
    Thanks!
     
  6. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Here's a picture of her.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    I just [​IMG] Ebony! She's so cute!! I would also say 24-30 weeks old till she lays her eggs!
     
  8. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith &amp; Feathers

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    Thanks!
    I hope it's soon. She's 23 weeks now. [​IMG]
     
  9. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith &amp; Feathers

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    25 weeks old and still no egg. [​IMG]
    But, judging by her comb, it should be coming soon!
     
  10. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith &amp; Feathers

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    27 weeks. Still no egg.
     

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