When will my Barred Rock start laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BlueJuniper, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. BlueJuniper

    BlueJuniper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that some chickens start laying at the age of 3 months. I know that barred rocks are excellent layers, and that they mature quickly.
    We got chickens on the 20th of June. My barred rock has a dark pink/red comb.
    I was just wondering when she might start laying?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Laying at 3 months old is incredibly rare. The average age for Barred Rocks to start laying is about 20 to 24 weeks. If your Barred Rock has a bright red comb, and is only 10 weeks old, it's probably a cockerel.
     
  3. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    I keep Barred Plymouth Rocks.
    They do not mature quickly, comparing them to other breeds.
    Last year's pullets were 24-26 weeks old when they started to lay.

    I have other breeds of pullets that started to lay pretty early at 15-16 weeks.
    They are 20 weeks old now. Buff Orpingtons, White Leghorns (first to lay of course), Silver Laced Wyandottes and Dixie Rainbows.

    Can you post a pic of your birds? Until we can see a full body view of them from the side, it's just a guess.
     
  4. BlueJuniper

    BlueJuniper Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Pendragonz

    Pendragonz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks just like the 5 pullets that I have in my coop. Mine were born 5-27-16. Just slightly smaller.
     

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