When will my girls lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lindz, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Lindz

    Lindz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 5 Americauana girls that I think will start to lay soon. They are 16 weeks now. I got them the begining of April. I can bearly contain my excitment going out there and getting our frist green/blue eggie [​IMG] [​IMG] When should I expect to see that first egg?
     
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Don't be too surprised if they lay later. I got Ameraucana pullets last year and they didn't lay until around 30 weeks. I would watch their combs and faces for redness and watch for them to squat for you.
     
  3. Lindz

    Lindz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn it! I was hoping they would start laying sooner rather than later [​IMG] My SIL told me they should around 18 weeks, is that not true?
     
  4. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think most people are overyly optemistic when trying to guess when thier pullets will start to lay. I hav had certain breeds start laying around 24 weeks and others not until about 9-10 months, and if they hit the right age in deep winter, sometimes that has delayed laying, too.
     
  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Quote:A lot of your sex link breeds that are bred to be killer layers sometimes will start early but most of your standard breeds will usually start around 20 weeks. I have heard that the breed that you have start a little later.
     
  6. Lindz

    Lindz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah well shoot. Its ok I still love them girls no matter when they lay. This will just keep building more suspence for when that first one does come. [​IMG] Thanks for helping.
     

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