Do Bantams take less time to lay their first egg?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickenGirl555, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. ChickenGirl555

    ChickenGirl555 Songster

    Oct 22, 2017
    My Coop
    I’m getting Black Belgian D’Anver Bantams chicks this summer, and I want to breed them, but I’m afraid I’ll have to wait until NEXT Spring since they won’t be old enough and it will be too cold for them to incubate eggs (I’m planning on having a broody incubate and raise them).

    So I’m wondering if Bantams start laying earlier than large fowl? Like 3-4 months?
  2. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

    Oct 10, 2016
    Southern Ohio
    Nope. About the same time as LF and sometimes it takes quite awhile.
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  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Nope, bantams are still chickens. They incubate in the same amount of time (21 days) and lay in the same amount of time. It will vary by breed and also by individual. :)

    Better to give your gals time to mature before sitting anyways. They get through it a lot easier when their minds and bodies have fully matured. :cool:
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  4. mgbantams

    mgbantams Songster

    Oct 19, 2017
    Actually, my D'Anvers start laying eggs a few months later than my large chickens. Mine ussually start laying around 9 months of age.

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