When should I expect eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mattsanity, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. mattsanity

    mattsanity Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks were hatched July 6th of this year and are now 19+ weeks old. I figure they ought to be laying soon, but some of them look more ready than others... like my Australorps:
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    What I was wondering is what are the odds that I won't get any eggs until spring just because of the timing of when I got the girls in relation to the shortening day length? Maybe someone else has experience with getting chickens late and when they started laying.
    Btw, I have 3 Aussies, 4 BRs, 2 each Wyandottes, EEs and Brahmas.
     
  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    By those combs I would guess that you will have eggs soon but,
    they are only four months old so, you probably won't get eggs in till at least after new years.
    my pullets born in June usually start laying in December, but you live further north, so It will probably be later then that.
     
  3. mattsanity

    mattsanity Out Of The Brooder

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    Drat! I was hoping for some fresh holiday eggs to wow my decidedly NOT agricultural family. I'll be holding out hope for a Christmas (or Thanksgiving) miracle! [​IMG]
     
  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    It is possible. you never know. especially with those combs!
     
  5. mattsanity

    mattsanity Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess it was possible!
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    I didn't even have to wait that long and in the weeks with THE shortest daylength of the year no less.
     

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