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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gabbi126, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. gabbi126

    gabbi126 Out Of The Brooder

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    When will these two start laying?
    About 3-4month black one is an orpington and the colorful one i an EE.
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Most chickens start laying at 5-6 months of age. A few weeks before they begin, most chickens usually develop larger, redder combs and wattles and sometimes beginning crouching when you try to pick them up. I would say that your EE is closer to laying than your Orpington, as her comb and wattles are more developed. Pretty birds!
     
  3. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the pictures I'd say you have a bit to wait but with a few of my chickens if seriously felt like I put them to bed one night and the next day BOOM! they had big bright red wattles/combs.
     
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    gabbi126 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks
     

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