When will my pullet start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lauranickerson, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought her I think April 11th as a chick? She is a Leghorn, I believe a California White Leghorn to be exact (she has a few random black feathers).

    This picture was from about a week ago. Her comb/wattles are even a little bigger now. She's a very pretty girl. This picture kind of makes her look weird. Lol.


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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Probably within about a month. Usually about 5 months this time of year.
     
  3. Mathew544

    Mathew544 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think Leghorns tend to lay earlier than most birds. It should be very soon especially with the very red combs and wattles. Good luck!
     
  4. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorns started at 17 weeks :) They laid within a week of comb and wattles turning red. so should be soon!
     
  5. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has she started squatting?
     
  6. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky! Mine are around 18 wks and no eggs.
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    The oldest. This was several days ago. Her comb has grown after this.
     
  7. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think all squat before laying. Mine never did.
     
  8. lcahill

    lcahill Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say any day now. All 6 of my leghorn girls started laying between 17 and 19 weeks.
     
  9. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting, almost all of mine have squatted at least once. The oldest is the best squatter of course.
     
  10. lcahill

    lcahill Chillin' With My Peeps

     

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