1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login, otherwise join BYC here!

Chickens reafdy to lay eggs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by porzillo, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. porzillo

    porzillo New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Nov 16, 2014
    Our chickens are now 22 weeks old, from the information I have found it says around 20 weeks they will start laying eggs. We have open the nesting boxes in the coop. Is there any signs we should look for to know when they will start laying eggs? What feed to recommend to feed chickens at 22 weeks? Should we feed them oyster shells as well?

    Thank you in advance for the help!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,515
    462
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    What breed are they?
     
  3. porzillo

    porzillo New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Nov 16, 2014
    Rhode Island red, buffington and speckled sussex
     
  4. Bufster2

    Bufster2 Out Of The Brooder

    37
    1
    24
    Jan 28, 2015
    MO
    They should soon.But.it is winter,shorter days,colder days etc.Likely waiting for may or march to lay.
    I will warn,BUFFs aren't number 1 layers
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by