Bantam Ameraucana's...when will the start laying???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by flyweed, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all

    Got a quick question. We have our Bantam Ameraucana's hatch out on May 1st. so they are about 3.5 months old.

    We have 2 females and 1 male...I am just wondering...WHEN can I expect them to start laying eggs? I haven't seen any yet.

    Thanks
    Dan
     
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Hi! How red are the combs on the hens? If they are very red, and the faces too, you should see some eggs soon. You can also check, if you a braver sort, and see how moist the vent is, because I hear that is a good indication of point of lay.
     
  3. CinnamonQueen12

    CinnamonQueen12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always go by weeks. The average chicken starts laying from 18-22 weeks old. My chickens all started laying around 20-21, but I have a friend who had her chickens lay sooner. Your chickens are 3 1/2 months old? Thats about 14 weeks, if my math is correct? You still have another month or so to go.
     

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