Whose chickens began laying the soonest?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenfever, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I'm curious, being a newby and counting the days until my chickens will begin laying. [​IMG] What is the earliest that your chickens started laying?
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    My Light Brahmas, standard size, started laying at 21 weeks. What breed are your chickens?
     
  3. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have blk australorps, buff orps, EE's and silver laced cochins. They are still very young, almost 6 wks, it's going to be a long countdown. [​IMG]

    I saw a post on here where someone said their chicken laid at 8 wks!
     
  4. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    8 wks!!! [​IMG]

    My silkie started at 30 weeks. It was a LONG wait!

    I have two 20+/- week olds that I'm hoping start before October.
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Mine all averaged between 18-24 weeks, except 1 that started at 16 weeks.
     
  6. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Red Sex Links were laying at 15 weeks old and the Golden Comets were 15 weeks also. I felt real lucky. Thanks a lot Girls. Every day when I gather their eggs i always tell them they did a good job and I always thank them.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    I have one black australorp and two millie fleur d'uccles that are around 22 weeks old and still no eggs. [​IMG] My BA's comb and wattles have gotten quite a bit larger and have turned bright red, so...[​IMG] ... hopefully I'll get an egg from her soon.
     
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  8. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope I don't have to wait 22 wks :eek:
     
  9. TMNTCkins

    TMNTCkins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our EE started at 19 wks, Bo started at 20 and our Old English started at 24 wks. Our EE is the best layer.
     
  10. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I only have one laying and she started at about 19wks. My others are 12wks, 20wks, and 21wks and none of them are laying.
     

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