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"beginning to lay" question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dftkarin, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. dftkarin

    dftkarin Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    I'm totally new to chickens and have 4 lovely girls that I got as day old chicks on 7/10/08 - 2 BRs, 1 glw and a australorp. I live in New England and am not adding light to the coop, so I assumed that I wouldn't begin getting eggs until the days got longer - but last week my australorp started laying!! I know that australorps are especially prolific egg-layers, but I'm wondering how soon the other girls might begin to lay? Since they were all born on the same day, is there any way to predict when the BRs and glw might begin to lay?


  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    They usually start around 6 months of age, give or take a month or 2. So I would say your other girls will start up in the next month or so. [​IMG]
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    It really depends on the chicken itself !!! Like you said with the short days it could take a little longer !! By spring everyone should be laying !!

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