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White Leghorns?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by StarLover21, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When do you'alls White Leghorns usually start laying? Mine is 22 weeks old. Will she wait until spring? Also, does anybody have pictures of POL leghorns?
    Thanks!
     
  2. binders

    binders Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mines 24 weeks old and I am still waiting also. Would love to see other POL pictures also. My pullets comb is still smallish and pink, not at all like I see on fully mature birds. I had thought she would be laying by now. Is there something that I am doing wrong that is not letting her mature fully?
     
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  3. johnsons-r-us

    johnsons-r-us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is POL? I don't have any white leghorns now, but I thought they layed earlier than other breeds?
     
  4. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started laying the end of july I got mine in march I only have one.
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  5. Yello

    Yello Out Of The Brooder

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    My 2 leghorn ladies started laying right at 20 weeks as did my other girls. I think my flock must be happy![​IMG]
     
  6. ambrosia

    ambrosia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are POL a.k.a point-of-lay... if I could figure out how to post pics I would be glad to help! What I can tell you is that mine started laying around 23 weeks, and that their wattles and combs are red, not pink. They squat when you put your hand on their backs, and usually they don't wait for spring if they are first year pullets.... is this of any help?
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    POL is point of lay.
    This time of year is iffy.
    If you want them to lay and they are over 20 weeks in Sep-Nov. add light and they will start in 2 or 3 weeks regardless of breed.
     
  8. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Without supplemental lighting, she will most likely wait until spring. Ours started laying at 24-26 weeks.
     
  9. jengro65

    jengro65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine the the last weeks of March. I have 10 and they all started to lay between 16 1/2 and 18 weeks. Mine looked very much like the pic of pandapaw23's. Their combs were deep red and big. One comb was so big I thought she might be a rooster.
     

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