Saturday, August 01, 2009
New pullets ready to start laying
Our new flock of Isa Brown pullets is just about ready to start laying. They were 15 weeks old when they were delivered - and that was three weeks ago.
At 18 weeks we should start to see some eggs, and they look like they are ready to begin earning their keep!
It's interesting that each batch of pullets is different. Ones that are hatched in September usually start laying at 15 or 16weeks. Those hatched at other times may not start laying until they are18 or 20 weeks old.
Our production is still sitting at around 90% for the laying flocks - but we need every egg we can get to meet demand.