Who were your first layers??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AUChick9202, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. AUChick9202

    AUChick9202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 chickens all different breeds and ages, so I knew that I would be getting eggs at different times. My first layers were my RSL at 17 wks (my neighbor also has a RSL that started laying at 17 wks) and my BO at 20 wks. My RIR who is also 20 wks looks like she should be laying, but I have not "caught" her yet LOL

    Just wondering the breeds and ages of other "first" layers.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    ISA Browns (the REAL ones) 16 weeks
    RSL Bovan type 17-18 weeks
    Barred Rocks 19-20 weeks
    RIR (hatchery, but better than average quality) 20 weeks
    Black Sex Links 19 weeks
    Spotted Sussex 20 weeks

    From recent memory.
     
  3. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BR barnie laid right at 20 weeks followed by
    EE mix and a RIR at 21 weeks
    another BR barnie, 2 more EE mixes joined at 22 weeks.
    I've had another join at 22 but don't know who it is yet, by the end of the week end I will!!!
     
  4. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have nine girls, all purchased at the same time. They were born on April 6. We have four different breeds: Golden Comets, Cherry Eggers, Easter Eggers, and Cuckoo Marans. Only one is laying so far, Annabelle, one of our Golden Comets. Her first egg was at 18 1/2 weeks. This week they will be 22 weeks, and my husband and I are placing bets on who will be next. I suspect both of the Cherry Eggers are close and one of the Easter Eggers.
     
  5. AUChick9202

    AUChick9202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We have an "Annabelle" too [​IMG] She is our BO that is laying.
     
  6. allpeepedout

    allpeepedout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One BR and EE at 19 wks
    The other BR and EEs 20 wks

    Seems like everybody almost at once, which I didn't expect.
     
  7. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We have an "Annabelle" too [​IMG] She is our BO that is laying.

    I think Annabelle is a lovely name for a chicken!
     
  8. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first layer was my EE at 17 weeks old.

    My barred rocks and australorps started laying after 20 weeks.


    [​IMG]
     
  9. MyRedStarz

    MyRedStarz Out Of The Brooder

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    Have 3 Red Sex Linked, only 2 are laying so far...started at 21 Weeks
     
  10. Wicked Gardener

    Wicked Gardener Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 6 girls, all the same age at exactly 21 weeks today. Two Buff Orpingtons, two Black Sex Links and two Golden Laced Wyandottes. One Buff Orpington first laid last Thursday, skipped Friday and now an egg every day since. The others aren't even doin the squat yet:(
     

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