When will my Old English Game Bantam lay?

kateschickens1

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Jun 12, 2013
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My Silver Duckwing Old English Game Bantam is about 19 weeks old. I'm hoping she'll lay soon. She hasn't been squatting much, but shes been a bit noisier.
 

Wyandottes7

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Old English Game are not the greatest layers, so she may be a little slow to start. Most chickens start laying at five to six months old. When she gets closer to laying, she'll squat often and her comb and wattles will become redder.
 

write2caroline

Songster
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Jun 21, 2009
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Watch her comb color. When it gets really bright she will lay. Chickens combs signal when they ovulate and they turn bright cherry red like a roosters comb.

Chickens mature at different rates. My barred rock laid at 24 weeks and my GLW were 37 weeks. My SLW were 34 weeks and my leghorns were 20 weeks when they laid their first eggs.

Can you post a photo?

It is hard to be patient but unless she crows she will lay an egg.

Caroline
 

kateschickens1

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Jun 12, 2013
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Yesterday I noticed a complete difference in comb color it got a lot darker, but today I think it faded a little bit
Here's some pictures
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Sorry they aren't the best pictures
 

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