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How long until chicks lay eggs

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How long does it take for chicks to start laying eggs? I know it may differ with breeds but about how many months on average? Thanks for any help.

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18-22 weeks of age.

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Wife to a wonderful husband, mom to 4kids.  My zoo Beezis my Percheron, Heart my Paint, 10 Saanens, 4 Alpines, 3 cats, English Mastiff.

RIRs, Cuckoo Marans, Welsummers, Buff Orps, Jesery Gaints, EE's and more and Ancona ducks.
 

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post #3 of 10

Newbie question, what does "laying rooster" mean?

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Sorry,  there seems to be some kind of glitch in the system.   He is asking at what age a female will start to lay.   

It can vary anywhere from 16 to 22 weeks for production breeds or 20 to 28 weeks for others.  Very slow growers may take longer. 

It is also effected by the time of year.   Coming to point of lay can be delayed by winter.


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mine r about 5-6 mouths old and they still dont lay i got the layer food they got every thing the need what do i do is giting to the point to proces the and buy new one the lay

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mine r about 5-6 mouths old and they still dont lay i got the layer food they got every thing the need what do i do is giting to the point to proces the and buy new one the lay

post #7 of 10
My production hens didn't lay till about 24 weeks and my SLW didnt lay till 7 mths of age, so it can vary alot, but they will lay so just hang in there. Also if they are showing all the signs of eing at POL then maybe just check around the yard or coop to make sure they are not being sneaky about it and laying them somewhere you wouldn't expect.
post #8 of 10

Silkies can take even longer.  Are there combs and wattles dark? That is a sign they are getting ready.

post #9 of 10
Newbie, I have 6 br, 20 weeks old. I found a soft shell broken egg this morning in the coop. Does that mean they're starting to lay?
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Yes, I bet you are seeing a lot of eggs now.
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2 Easter Eggers, 1 BO?, 1 Lab, 1 Chihuahua, 1 bearded dragon, 1 old black cat, a husband, and a 6 year old boy in Wichita KS.
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