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white leghorns ... what is a normal wait?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BankerJohn, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. BankerJohn

    BankerJohn Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    Lecanto, Florida
    it seems all of the girls in the flock are laying EXCEPT the white leghorns (unless they are laying something other than white). I picked up 7 chicks on March 8 when they were between 3 & 7 days old.

    How long does it normally take for white leghorns to start laying?

  2. patman75

    patman75 Songster

    My california white leghorns started at 19 and 20 weeks.
  3. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

    Apr 20, 2010
    My two leghorns were the very first to lay. BUT, I thought a third chickie was also a leghorn and found out she was a White Rock and laid a brown egg. So just "food for thought".

    Good luck! [​IMG]
  4. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

    Mar 22, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    Mine are almost 18 weeks old and have not yet started but all have red combs just starting to flop over and several are squatting for me. I am hoping it won't be long now!
  5. Chickenfarmer 1-2-b

    Chickenfarmer 1-2-b Songster

    Oct 28, 2009
    My leghorn started laying at exactly 20 wks. This is the 1st time I have a leghorn, so I dont know if that is the average.


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