When will My Rhode Island Reds start laying eggs/etc

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ClayCraft2000, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. ClayCraft2000

    ClayCraft2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there, I was wondering when the usual time that Rhode Island Reds start laying eggs? I live in the upper midwest (WI) so it's pretty cold right now, but I keep their coop around 40 degrees F. Will that delay their laying? Plus another question. Is this the usual size for Standard RIRs at 21 weeks?(Picture attached) Thanks! -Clay. (P.S. In the picture I put where they are outside, they have their coop above them, and they were just out for some outdoor time, they are usually in the 40 Degree coop as I said b-4.)[​IMG]
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi, not so useful to think about typical age of lay since every chicken is different. That, combined with the season makes it difficult to say when they will begin to lay. Patience is the name of the game I'm afraid.

    All the best
    Ct
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    RIRs typically start laying at 20-25 weeks, sometime a little earlier but with the cold winter weather your pullets laying could be delayed somewhat. Your RIRs appear to be right on track size-wise.
     
  4. ClayCraft2000

    ClayCraft2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  6. roosterlover12

    roosterlover12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have five of these girls and there 2years old but mine started laying at five months
     
  7. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours started at 6 months.
     
  8. rockriver

    rockriver Out Of The Brooder

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    Going by The size and redness if those combs they should be laying soon, squating is another good way to tell when they are coming close
     
  9. ClayCraft2000

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    UPDATE They started laying eggs the day after I posted this lol
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Congratulations! It's always so egg-citing getting those first eggs. :eek:)
     

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