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When will they lay???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chick15, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Chick15

    Chick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 21, 2011
    I am wondering when my girls will lay.... They are currently 7 weeks old, I am not sure if breed makes a difference, but if it does then they are SLW, RIR and Speckled Sussex...
     
  2. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    Breed does make a difference. They will lay between 18-24 weeks generally. When they start doing the egg squat they'll be close. My BR started laying at 19 weeks and my Delaware and JG are 21 weeks and no eggs yet.
     
  3. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
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    Pullets start laying usually around 5-7 months. Though my barred rock layed at 4 months, and my cuckoo marans started laying at 8 months. I all depends on the hen. Her face will start to turn red and my buttercup pullet started to act curious about the nesting boxes and she was getting in and out.....sure enough she layed an egg at about 6 months. [​IMG]
     

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