who could be first?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by yoie, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. yoie

    yoie Songster

    I have 6 girls that are 4 months old now and just curious on which breed could be first to lay? I have a Barred Rock, Black Australorp, Easter Egger, Salmon Faverolles, Naked Neck, and a Norweigan Jaerhon (very red comb). I also have a few girls that are two weeks younger that are an Easter Egger, TetraTint, and a Red Sex Link. Just curious since this is my first time!
  2. emys

    emys Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    Jaerhon no doubt (even if you hadn't told us about the red comb). Mine started at 4 and a half months.
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    The RSL will probably lay first. Mine layed at 17 weeks. Seems like the larger breeds take longer to get started....sometimes up to 25 weeks......
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    They will lay when their ready. Make sure you have the nest boxes set up & a few fake eggs in the boxes so they know where to lay.My RIR's layed from 25 weeks to about 30 weeks.
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    I vote the sex-link. I am not familiar with the Jaerhons, though, so maybe I am off.

    Good luck.

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