white leghorns/rhode island red. when they lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by destorieswind, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. destorieswind

    destorieswind Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 4, 2008
    Mesa, AZ
    Does any one have pearl white leghorns or rhode island reds and can give me an estimate of how many weeks until they lay? for these specific breeeds.
    They are not enduring freezing temps. dont know if that hampers growth...
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    My RIR's started laying anywhere from 24 to 30 weeks. I think it varies by each bird. Are you supplimenting daylight hours so they get 14 hour od daylight ? I know some people do and some don't.

    My hens have slowed down some but it has been below zero for over a week now. I guess I would expect that.
  3. pookiethebear

    pookiethebear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2008
    Mine started laying at exactly 24 weeks. I have RIR, Leghorns, Black links, and EE. They were all laying within 3 weeks of that first egg.
  4. mhaines4102

    mhaines4102 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Stroud, Oklahoma
    I have leghorns just starting to lay now. The first egg came in the 19th week. The second in the 20th week. I just started getting a third and tomorrow will mark the 21st week start.
  5. MsBentleyboy

    MsBentleyboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    Kentucky girl
    My white leghorn began laying around 20 weeks. One thing to take notice... just before mine started laying her comb grew rapidly. The next thing I knew, my roosters were mating her and then a few days after that, there was her first egg.

    I have two 21 week old brown leghorns which just got their combs so I'm expecting any day now. [​IMG]
  6. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    It depends where you got them. Hatchery birds usually lay a lot earlier than breeder birds. I have some 39 week old RIR pullets that JUST started laying.

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