Wow 8 months. I'll stop complaining lol. Yeah, the wait is killing me too. Thanks for your response. Can't wait for them to start laying!Soonish. Some birds take longer than others. The hours of daylight along with age can affect egg production. I have some 8 month olds still not laying. The wait is killing me!
They will lay soon. Can you post pics of their combs? Don’t worry with winter coming they will slow down or not lay until spring. I know @LlamaGirl4 had a chicken that was 11 months old before it first laid it’s first egg.Ok, so I have some buff orpingtons and black austrolorp chickens, and some I don't even know what breed they are. They are about 6 months old. Only one of the black austrolorp chickens have started to lay. When will this happen?
yeah EE/OE crosses. So I’m waiting to see the shade of color I get!Wow 8 months. I'll stop complaining lol. Yeah, the wait is killing me too. Thanks for your response. Can't wait for them to start laying!
I can't right now because it is dark outside. I checked their combs today only one black austrolorp had a comb that was red. All the others have no combs or really tiny and pink ones.
Easter Egger and Olive egger. They are technically mixes.
OK, so I can expect for them to lay in spring?Upon occasion late hatched pullets do not lay until their first spring. The shortening day length halts their hormone levels, and they do not become productive until day length increases. If one is laying, it is more likely that the others will lay. Increasing 'day length' with artificial lighting up to 14 hours would increase egg laying.
The EE/OE crosses given their varied genetic backgrounds will very likely wait until spring to lay.