When will my various breeds start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ken Pelletier, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Ken Pelletier

    Ken Pelletier Hatching

    May 23, 2014
    I have 2 RI Reds, 2 Black Australorps and 2 Barred Rocks. I don't know how old they were when i got them.
    I was told 16 weeks, then 12 weeks, but now I'm suspicious they may have been as young as 8 weeks old.
    a couple squat when petted , others don't. Some have bright red crowns and waddles- others don't.
    Anyone have any thoughts on times they may begin to lay???? Thanks!!!!!
  2. Be patient it will happen eventually. Without knowing the age does make it a bit harder. You will see the signs. Squatting is a big one. Hanging out near the nest. Lots of cackling. Bright red combs. Being extra loud in general. All these are indicators. Keep an eye on them and you will be able to tell.

    The first egg is always exciting. Wish ya the best.n
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  3. :welcome
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