Chickens and starting to lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nick lansford, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. nick lansford

    nick lansford Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 chickens. I got them at the beginning of October and they will be 16 weeks Monday. I am new to this and waiting on that first egg. I have read that chickens start from 16-24 weeks. What's the probability of getting a egg this upcoming week? I have 2 barred rocks and 1 Rhode Island Red. Any ideas?
     
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your RIR may start at 16 weeks, but Barred Rocks are more likely to start around 20-24 weeks. It's also very individual and differs depending on the bird. 6 months is a pretty normal time for chickens to start laying, and some will even start laying at 8 or 10 months! So don't worry too much if they don't start right at 6 months [​IMG]
     
  3. nick lansford

    nick lansford Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!! I just went outside to watch them and one of the barred rocks was laying in the grass and wouldn't move until her sisters moved.
     
  4. nick lansford

    nick lansford Out Of The Brooder

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    @HeartMoss Farm
     

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