when should they start to lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickabator, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. chickabator

    chickabator Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    I have 16 21 week old BR pullets . what age should they start laying? a couple of their combs are really starting to turn red but the rest of them are still pink.
  2. Ga Chicken Mom

    Ga Chicken Mom Songster

    Jul 24, 2007
    All my girls had red combs and started squatting about 2 weeks before the first eggs. They were 24 weeks at first lay. Seems like we waited forever but the eggs are sure worth the wait.
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    My RIR's and Black sexies started laying at 22weeks. Once it started I was getting 6-8 eggs a day out of my 8 girls.

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