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at what age do chickens start to lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stephanie1992, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. i have several hens and 3 are laying and i figured out which egg goes to who. then i have one buttercup, JG, Exchequer Leghorn all pullets. well i collected eggs today 3 large nbrown from my cochin, turken, and mix then a white form my california grey. but there was a small tanish white egg in with them. the pullets are 4 months old. where could the egg have came from
     

  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    Probably from your leghorn. JG do not lay until around 8 months or older. I have no clue on the Buttercups. It always depends on breed as to when they will start and sometimes the bloodlines can run differently, too. Leghorns have been known to lay light brown eggs so I am guessing that one.
     
  3. ok thank u [​IMG]
     

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