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AGE THEY START LAYING ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cajunlizz, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Age they start laying ?

    do they stop anytime during the year for certain periods of time ?


    WHAT is the YEARS that hens lay ? 3 , 4 ?


    I have my 12 week olds already OFF the chick starter and on chicken scratch and pellets .


    I have 7 full size hens , and 4 laying and 3 that seem to be stalling . NOT sure how old these final 3 are .
     
  2. Josie

    Josie Songster

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    Jan 3, 2008
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    Most of the time hens start laying after 20 weeks, but that can vary by breed.
    They will stop laying for molting, and sometimes if they are upset enough (moving, new flockmates ...ect...), they will temporarily stop laying.

    Hens peek at 2 years old, but will continue to lay after that, just at diminished capacity.
     
  3. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:WELL , we are building a COOP AND RUN for the whole FLOCK , so I am assuming this will create them to become UPSET for several reasons . MOVING AND NEW FRIENDS in thier house LOL [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]:he:lau:barnie
     

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