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At what age can I e

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jaydun, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Jaydun

    Jaydun Hatching

    Jul 8, 2008
    At what age can I expect my chickens to start laying?
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Depends on a lot of things... time of year, the breed, their feed, lighting.

    We have heavy, standard breeds. Our earliest (Lakenvelder)started at 4.5 months (16 1/2 weeks) and our latest (Silver Spangled Hamburg) at 5.75 months (23 weeks).

    I think 18 to 24 weeks is the average.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2008

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