WHEN will my Australorp hen lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by new2chickens2011, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. new2chickens2011

    new2chickens2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sooo impatient, I know. But I'm so excited! She is 23 weeks. Does she look anywhere close? Can you tell?
    Thanks for any input. :)
     
  2. rirbrahma

    rirbrahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks ready!! :D Expect your first egg in 2-5 weeks! LOL My BA laid her first egg at 26 weeks. :)
     
  3. new2chickens2011

    new2chickens2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'm so excited. :)
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    All my Aussie girls did not lay until they were exactly 6 months old. It was the LOOONNNGGGEEEESSSTTTT wait I had ever gone thru! But it was worth it!! My aussie girls are laying well right thru winter, nearly every day. You will not be disappointed!
     
  5. isabrownmom

    isabrownmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Aussies have been horribly slow at laying! They are spoiled to death, free ranged all summer and fall and only recently have been staying in the coop because of a snow storm and 10 inches on the ground! I have 6 ( 9 month old) and only 4 of them are laying right now. The biggest one barely has any comb or waddle still so I do not know what her problem is and I'm sure that that it was 7 months before I got any eggs at all! My DH finally put a light in the coop on a timer that starts at 4 a.m. and goes off at 6 p.m. and seems to be helping to keep them laying this winter. I understand your frustration!!!! Nothing is worse than waiting for that first egg!!!
     
  6. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my lords laird at 5 months, one at 6 months, and one at 7 months. And I get one egg out of 5 birds. The other two are buff orps . Looking to get some sex links now so I can actually get better egg production lol
     
  7. acemario

    acemario Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Charlotte, my BA, is 17 weeks old, and I am already impatiently waiting! We had a California White (white leghorn crossbreed) thinking that she would start laying earlier... but she turned out to be a boy! Now our money is on Charlotte!
     

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