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When will others lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by caj1985, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. caj1985

    caj1985 Songster

    Jan 11, 2012
    Ratcliff, AR
    I have 6 pullets that I bought in October from Atwoods. They get their chicks from Ideal.

    I bought 3 EE, 1 BJG, 1 SLW & 1 BR.

    The three EE's have been laying regularly for a month now. The others have red combs but no signs of brown eggs yet. Any ideas as to when a normal time frame is for these breeds?


  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    The heavier breeds do seem to take longer to mature and begin laying. 20 weeks is the average, but sometimes these larger breeds can take even 5 to 7 weeks longer. When you reach out and they squat for you, then you'll see eggs real soon.


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