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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by animal_lover03, Sep 17, 2009.
When did your white leghorns start laying?
I have one white leghorn hen and she has been laying for about 2wks now...that would make her about 21wks when she started laying...Pretty much every day. Good Luck
Same here, about 21 weeks. Mine's been laying for about a month here.
Mine started laying 2 wks ago. She was 21 wks give or take a few days.
My white leghorns can OUTLAY any other breed. They started at 16/19 weeks and are the Ideal 236. My brown egglayers or Red stars can't touch my leghorns.
The 236 Leghorn from Ideal is "plain" looking but lays eggs like BOMBS!
I had one start at 19 weeks, and 1 at 21 weeks. The 21 weeker has still never taken a day off, going on over 30 days now.
Two of my three have been laying since the middle of their 21st week. They take every Sunday off, and occasionally one other day of the week. Most days I get 2 eggs though.
They're going on 25 weeks or so, and their sister is just starting to get a little more comb/wattle development & coloring, so I guess she's just a late bloomer. My Redstar isn't laying yet either.
20 weeks. She has been laying for about 3 weeks or so, and has only missed one day, and that was the day after she laid two in one day. She is an egg MACHINE!
Keep an eye on there comb and wattles.
When they get good and red they will be ready.
Some take longer than others. I know is hard to wait.
The leg horn is a great choice for lots of large eggs. When mine started I had small eggs and then they got larger and larger and I had a lot of double yokers for a while but not too many now.
I have 26 barred rocks that started about a month ago all but one is still a little small yet.
Keep waiting they will come.