When will our girls start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 77horses, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    We bought 4 cute and healthy day-old chicks in around late June, 2008. Now, the pullets are still a little small, but they have adult feathers and their voices are changing! [​IMG] Two of the pullets are red stars, and the other two are buff orps.
    When do you think they will start laying eggs?
    I am guessing that the red stars will lay sooner, since they are maturing faster. Maybe will they start laying eggs in a few more weeks or less? I am really excited and i can't wait to see our girl's first eggs! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    actually, their voices have changed! [​IMG]
    and our largest red star pullet, Cinnamon, was acting like she was gonna lay an egg yesterday(but she never did. [​IMG])
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    Mine were hathced on MAY 21 and I expect them to start laying right around the beginning of October...which will make them about 18 - 20 weeks old which is when most hens start to lay. Good luck...don't rush them...the later they lay the more likely they will NOT Prolapse
     
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  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I have a red sex link too and she is getting pretty red in the face now so in a month she should for sure be laying.
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    Sorry I had to edit my first post...I said they were hatched June 21 but they were hatched May 21.
     
  6. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Quote:red in the face? is that i sign that she will start laying? because our buff orp has a REALLY red face and she is the smallest hen. [​IMG]
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Most pullets start laying between 5 and 6 months which means you probably have another 3 to 4 months to go before you get any eggs from them.
     
  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    Yup they will get really red and start squatting and mine is getting extra friendly with me and allowing me to pet her every time I go in the hen house now [​IMG]
     
  9. oldegger

    oldegger Out Of The Brooder

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    Our 2 red sexlinks chicks were bought the 4th of April. they both layed the first eggs a half hour apart the 26th of July.
     
  10. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    OHH I hope mine lay at 16 weeks LOL If she does she is only a week away. I only have one red sex link and she is the only one who is really red in the face so far. Noticed she was getting pretty red two weeks ago. I hear that the sex links lay sooner. I do have a brown sex link too but she isn't as red.
     

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