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My wife and I recently bought 5 golden comets that are 14 weeks. We're fairly new to raising chickens (i grew up on a farm where we had 50+ but GCs are a new breed for me). We have 3 nesting boxes for them in the coop and let them wander in a 20'x10' fenced area in the backyard. I've read that GCs can start laying anywhere from 14-18 weeks. Anybody confirm this? Also, should we keep an eye out in the fenced area for eggs or will they stick to the nesting boxes for laying?
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Most will start laying at around 20 weeks. Put some ceramic eggs in the nestboxes to show them it's a safe place. Most should lay there if you do. They will become more vocal before beginning to lay and their combs will enlarge a become bright red.
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.
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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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