Age of Layers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chtwins, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. chtwins

    chtwins New Egg

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    At what age do chickens start laying. Also, do these people that sell there eggs candle them before shipping to know there fertile?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    5-8 months old for most breeds.

    Eggs cannot be determined fertile unless you crack them open or incubate them for a few days or even a week first.

    Check out this link and I bet you'll find a lot of answers for questions you didn't know you had.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/lcenter.html
     

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