who could be first?

yoie

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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!
 

emys

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

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
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Feb 24, 2009
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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......
 

7L Farm

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Jul 22, 2010
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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.
 

CMV

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

Good luck.
 

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