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AT WHAT AGE WILL MY HENS START LAYING?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by I HRT YARDBIRDS, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. I HRT YARDBIRDS

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    I have a Black Australorpe, Rhode Island Red, Dominique, Speckled Sussex and what I think are 3 Easter Eggers and they're aren't laying. The Easter Eggers I'm not sure on the age. But the rest they will be 6 months on 26th of October. Any Ideas?
    Thanks...
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Should be soon for most of those breeds, certainly within the next month. Keep them on a high quality non medicated grower so they can continue to grow and mature.
     
  3. I HRT YARDBIRDS

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    I have them on a non medicated organic laying pellet? I hope that is ok I just bought the bag...
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I usually wait until everyone is laying because layer feed is less protein and more calcium which they don't need yet, it shouldn't hurt them.
     
  5. I HRT YARDBIRDS

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    Oh ok, I was wondering about that because 2 are laying. Thanks.. Anything I should look for if it becomes a problem?
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    From what I understand too much calcium will affect kidneys, but yours should be okay, it's more of a long term thing, like when someone raises chicks on layer, or roosters eating layer.
     

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