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AT WHAT AGE WILL MY HENS START LAYING?

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I have a Black Australorpe, Rhode Island Red, Dominique, Speckled Sussex and what I think are 3 Easter Eggers and they're aren't laying. The Easter Eggers I'm not sure on the age. But the rest they will be 6 months on 26th of October. Any Ideas?

Thanks...

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Should be soon for most of those breeds, certainly within the next month. Keep them on a high quality non medicated grower so they can continue to grow and mature.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

Should be soon for most of those breeds, certainly within the next month. Keep them on a high quality non medicated grower so they can continue to grow and mature.


I have them on a non medicated organic laying pellet? I hope that is ok I just bought the bag...

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I usually wait until everyone is laying because layer feed is less protein and more calcium which they don't need yet, it shouldn't hurt them.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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I usually wait until everyone is laying because layer feed is less protein and more calcium which they don't need yet, it shouldn't hurt them.


Oh ok, I was wondering about that because 2 are laying. Thanks.. Anything I should look for if it becomes a problem?

post #6 of 6
From what I understand too much calcium will affect kidneys, but yours should be okay, it's more of a long term thing, like when someone raises chicks on layer, or roosters eating layer.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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