When will my pullets lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kittykittykitty, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. kittykittykitty

    kittykittykitty Luvin My Chickies

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    When will they? They are 10 weeks today.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    The average age to begin laying is 20 weeks. It can sometimes be a bit sooner, or a bit longer, depending on the breed.
     
  3. kittykittykitty

    kittykittykitty Luvin My Chickies

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    Quote:I have one EE and 2 BOs.
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I have both of those breeds, and I think they took a bit longer than 20 weeks. Some signs you'll notice when they're getting ready to lay are fussing around the nesting boxes, redder combs, and this squatting that they do when you reach out to pet them. I've found that once they start squatting (it's a mating pose), then eggs will be coming real soon.

    Around 17 week, I would put some nice straw in the nesting boxes for them, and even add a golf ball or two. [​IMG]
     
  5. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE started at 25th week. RIR started at 23rd week.
     
  6. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1- Australorp, 1- RIR, that started laying about 10 days ago....eggs are very small. the other Australorp, 2- Wyndottes, 1 - Brahama and 1- EE have not begun to lay yet. They all are 22 wks old.
     

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