When will they start laying?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Athena116699, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. Athena116699

    Athena116699 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello[​IMG] I have a mixed flock; two RIR, two Wyandottes, one Golden Comet and I think my Buff Orp is a rooster...so question...about when will these guys start laying? They are almost 16 weeks now. Thank you
     
  2. Rani

    Rani Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought mine at a day old mid April and they were laying by mid-september. Barred rock, wyandotte, buff orpington and an Ameraucana. (5 months? 20 weeks? It's so exciting when you find that first one! I went out of town and came back to find 8 eggs!
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I've had all of those breeds (Golden Comets are actually Red Sex Link hybrids) at one time or another over the past 50 years and most of them have started laying from 20-24 weeks (a few a little earlier, an occasional one a little later). You should be getting the first eggs within the next month.
     
  4. Athena116699

    Athena116699 Out Of The Brooder

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    Even in the winter? It's starting to get cold here in MO.
     
  5. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hope they start laying soon! I have a similar problem but luckily I don't have to look after them until they lay!
     
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    My sex links (both Red and Black) have always laid pretty well through the winter, even in very cold weather.
     
  7. Rani

    Rani Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This will be my first winter. So far, the four hens are averaging 3 eggs a day. The Ameraucana is the bomb. There is a blue egg every day.
     

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