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Chicken laying. Help!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ms~Silkie~Girl, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what age do heavy breed chickens start laying eggs?
     
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    WildBurroShirts.com Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty new myself but from what I've read on here...depends on a lot of variables.

    How much light in winter
    Temperature
    Protein content of their food...free rangers seem to lay earlyish


    And the answer I've heard the most is: they lay when they're darn good and ready.

    I hope they get with the program soon for you. I'm two months behind you but I'm hoping somebody starts popping eggs out by May.[​IMG]
     
  3. Silkiemama

    Silkiemama Out Of The Brooder

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    Isn't about 6 months old considered to be the average laying age?
     
  4. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    In my case, it was when they were ready and all of them weren't ready at the same time.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Depends on the breed and the individual bird.
    One of my LF brahma pullets started laying at 19 weeks old (almost 5 months old). The last two of my brahma pullets to lay were 38 weeks old (9 & 1/2 months old).
    All raised together since hatch. Just goes to show chickens are individuals, just like the rest of us. [​IMG]
     
  6. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont have the chickens yet but i am getting them in a couple weeks so im trying to learn a lot about them
     
  7. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 months is correct.
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] My first heavy breed chicken started laying at 17 weeks most of the rest between 20 and 23 weeks. The lastest was 27 weeks. I recently had one of my pullets start laying and she was 17 weeks also. My pullets are 20 weeks. My older girls are 2 yrs old. I think in another day or two, more pullets will start to lay. They are showing all of the signs.
     

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