average age for first egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cheryl, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    So what is the average age and should I expect it to be later due to winter weather? My 5 girls will be 18 weeks tomorrow.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Average age depends on breed, strain, and time of year....

    Average for my summer production type birds are 20-24 weeks. (spring chicks)
    Average for my winter production type birds are 24-28 weeks. (fall chicks)

    Average so far for silkies in the summer is 24 weeks... my winter batch of silkie girls here... it's been 22 weeks and their combs show no sign of wanting to pop out eggs.
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Wow silkiechicken - I didn't know that!
  4. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Anytime I've had chicks, they started laying around 6 months of age.

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