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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ms~Silkie~Girl, Feb 16, 2009.
what age do heavy breed chickens start laying eggs?
I'm pretty new myself but from what I've read on here...depends on a lot of variables.
How much light in winter
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.
Isn't about 6 months old considered to be the average laying age?
In my case, it was when they were ready and all of them weren't ready at the same time.
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.
I dont have the chickens yet but i am getting them in a couple weeks so im trying to learn a lot about them
6 months is correct.
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.