A few egglaying questions?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Stoney22, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Stoney22

    Stoney22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok we have NH Reds at what age will they start laying? we also have a few mallards, cayugas, a pekin, and a blue swedish. at how many weeks will they start laying? and finally at what age will my hens and my duck hens stop laying?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    You'll get eggs from the chickens between 18-24 weeks. No idea on the ducks - I don't do ducks.
     
  3. Stoney22

    Stoney22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok sounds good so if they were born in june then probably no eggs til next yr then since itll be Nov-Dec by then:(
     
  4. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you mean the chickens, then not necessarily true- new layers usually begin laying when its time. We got our chicks in July '10, got our first egg in late November, and they all began laying over the winter.

    If you mean the ducks, then I have no idea, as I don't have any ducks.
     
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  5. Stoney22

    Stoney22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh ok thats good to know. would i need a light or anything to help the laying process or no not really even though traditional daylight will be dwindling by that time and coop inside time will be increasing? and should i make nezt boxes or will they still lay with out them?
     
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  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Forgot to add, it depends on the breed and whether hatchery or breeder birds. It's an approximate time, chickens are individuals and will lay when ready.
     

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