when should they start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Betsyann, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Betsyann

    Betsyann Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    We got 3 light Brahmas, 3 silver wyandottes and 4 blue anadolins in May that were appox. a week old. We were wondering when they should start laying?
    Thank you
     
  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They still might take a few more weeks to lay! From what your saying I'm gathering they are about 17weeks? Brahmas are slow maturing as well
     
  3. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most pullets start at anywhere from 18-24 weeks. Some don't until 6-7 months old.
    Are they squatting yet?
    Combs still pink or turning red?
    Singing the egg song.
    Post some pics!
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Hello,
    My Pullets range from 16 to 19 weeks old....
    Once combs and wattles get bigger and turn red...You will get eggs...The egg song is not a true indicator for eggs..I have had hens that never sing the song..Interest in the nest boxes can happen a couple of weeks before they lay...
    My Danish Brown hen has been in the boxes for two weeks checking things out..No egg...My Bantam hen showed no interest till I hung the curtains two days ago and she laid her first egg yesterday...Only the Chicken knows when she will lay an egg...

    Keep waiting...It will happen..

    Cheers!
     

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