At What Age Does A Hen Start Laying Eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Amitist, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Amitist

    Amitist Songster

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    At What Age Does A Hen Start Laying Eggs?


    -Amitist
     
  2. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Songster

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    Really all depends on the hen. Some of mine started at 20 weeks other started at 24.
     
  3. ChickensOnBoard

    ChickensOnBoard In the Brooder

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    My Easter Egger and Silver Laced Wyandotte began laying at 17-18 weeks. Look for your birds to do the "egg squat." Once they start doing it, they're usually 1 to 2 weeks away from laying their first egg.
     

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