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Isa Browns early layers?

Posted by johanna_h Z5 SW MI (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 22, 09 at 17:01

I have four Isa Brown pullets and four Buff Orpington pullets I got in April as peeps. This week someone started laying -- I think three of them are laying now. It seems terribly early, but I recall hearing someone else mention that Isa Browns start laying very young. The browns have very red crowns whereas the orpingtons still look immature.

Any insight?


Here is a link that might be useful: My place: Busy Solitude Farm

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RE: Isa Browns early layers?

My Isa Browns started lying at 15 to 16 weeks. Orpingtons will start at 18-20 weeks. Diet has a lot to do with starting to lay eggs (min 16% protein), along with the length of daylight (16 hrs/day).

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