when will we get eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by indianawelsumm, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. indianawelsumm

    indianawelsumm Out Of The Brooder

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    New to chickens and wondering how long I have to get nest boxes built. We have Welsummers that were hatched in late September when will they srart laying ?
     
  2. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    most chickens start laying at 5-9 months....
    watch their combs, when they start turning red they will start laying soon.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    My welsummers (breeder quality) never start laying before 24 weeks. So you would want to get them ready pretty soon.
     
  4. indianawelsumm

    indianawelsumm Out Of The Brooder

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    when should I start them on layer type feed? when they start laying or earlier?
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Any time now - if you run out of the starter, just switch them over.
     
  6. indianawelsumm

    indianawelsumm Out Of The Brooder

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    working on the nest boxes in my spare time they should be in the coop by this time next week.
     
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    indianawelsumm Out Of The Brooder

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    Forgot to add that I switched them over to layer crumbles. The wait for those fresh eggs continues !!!!!
     
  8. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The wait is the hardest part! But, once they start rewarding you with eggs, the joy of finding them never leaves [​IMG]
     
  9. indianawelsumm

    indianawelsumm Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the advice !!!
     
  10. themenagerie

    themenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Welsummers that hatched the beginning of Sept and they're not laying yet. My only other Welsummers are about 41 weeks now and one of them just started laying within the last two weeks, either her sister has not, or they're taking turns with breaks in between. ;) I'm hoping my younger group will lay earlier because we're coming into spring as they reach POL, the others coming into POL during winter may have delayed laying.
     

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