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When will they start to lay??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FRlEDeggs, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Songster

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    When will they start to lay eggs?
    I've got a cuckoo marans, australorp, and buff orpington that I think are either 11 or 13 weeks old!
    I'm so impatient [​IMG]
     
  2. buckabucka

    buckabucka Crowing 8 Years

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    Sometime between 18 weeks and 1 year old! [​IMG]
    The waiting is difficult. We're at 16 weeks here.

    Robin
     
  3. dragonlair

    dragonlair Songster

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    I've got a ways to go, we're at 11 weeks. Except for the 3 Polish and the 1 Leghorn, I haven't a clue what breeds mine are. I think some are EE's. I have one tiny one who looks like a Bantam EE. The rest? Clueless. I need t get some pics and post them.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    1 year. . . Pssh. Don' t listen to that. Any standard breed, especially from a hatchery/feedstore, should begin laying at 21-24 weeks of age. [​IMG]
     
  5. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Songster

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    That's still far away! [​IMG]
    Hasn't there been a chicken that started to lay at, like, 16 weeks??
    I can't wait! heehee
     
  6. Fergie

    Fergie Chirping 11 Years

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    We had a golden sex link that started laying at 4 months to the day. And she laid daily for about a year and a half. The others started laying closer to six months, I believe...
     

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