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When will my pullets start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by animal-lover99, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. animal-lover99

    animal-lover99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know different breeds will lay at different times. I'm going to put down my chickens breed and age. Can you tell me about how many more weeks until they lay?(the ones who are 14-ish weeks old can be anywhere from 13 to 15 weeks old....i'm not sure i'm just guessing 14 weeks)

    1 Rhode Island Red who is 17 weeks old- 'Lil Red
    1 Rhode Island Red who is 14-ish weeks old- Big Red
    2 Buff Orpingtons who are 17 weeks old- Buttercup & Julia
    3 PLymouth Barred Rocks who are 14-ish weeks old
    1 Easter Egger who is 14-ish weeks old

    Thank you,
    Katie[​IMG]
     
  2. 10xmama

    10xmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my EE just gave me her first egg today. She is 15w6d old. I'm so thrilled! I would bet your EE will be first.
     
  3. Coopnana

    Coopnana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have: 1 Barred Rock, 1 RIR, 2 GLW, and 2 Light Brahmas...all are 16 1/2 weeks yet. I am guessing my RIR will be first and then my Barred Rock:)
     
  4. SoCalChickie

    SoCalChickie Out Of The Brooder

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    I inherited my flock and only have a vague idea as to how old they might be...maybe 4-6 months? One has been laying since the day we got her and I think another one just started this week. But as for the remaining four...only time will tell!!
     
  5. Chickmagnet36

    Chickmagnet36 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say anywhere between 18-22 weeks (breeds and individual chickens will vary). Watch for their combs / wattles to get really bright red, this is a sign that they are getting close. They will also squat as you approach them as they get closer to laying age.
     
  6. animal-lover99

    animal-lover99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everybody who answered! I got my first 2 eggs this mourning.......I don't know what 2 chickens layed them.......Im guessing my Big Red (who squats when I approach and is as red as a fire truck around the face/wattle) is one of them! I'm so happy....
     
  7. 1876 Farm

    1876 Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    What color egg did she lay? I have 3 Easter Eggers that are 16.5 weeks old. Can't wait for them to start laying.
     
  8. animal-lover99

    animal-lover99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
     
  9. animal-lover99

    animal-lover99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One sec lemme take a pic of the other one haha
     
  10. animal-lover99

    animal-lover99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] they really arnt that light colored......I'm not sure why they appear yellowish in the pictures
     
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