do chickens the same age start laying at the same time

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tracy and the Girls, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Tracy and the Girls

    Tracy and the Girls In the Brooder

    Jun 27, 2010
    we have 3 silkies and 1 rhode island red, the rhode island red and one silkie have layed eggs so far but not the other two and i am sure they are girls.
    is that normal?[​IMG]
  2. Sure. I think there was a 2-3 wk gap between my four girls from first to lay and last.
  3. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

    Apr 20, 2010

    Laying age depends on breed, conditions and individual chick. There are approximates but no guarantees. I have 2 EE's...One started laying at 26 wks and the other just started at 33wks... They are both the same age from the same place. I have 2 leghorns...One started laying at 21 wks and the other started at 23 wks. Again same type, same batch, same age. I have a BR and a Production Red. The Production Red is younger and has been laying longer and the BR startd later and has quit for a few weeks and is now back to it.

    It's a lot of variables. You don't want them to lay too soon otherwise there can be issues for them later on.

    Hope it helps! Good Luck! [​IMG]
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I have LF brahmas, all the same age (hatched the same day), all from the same source. The first to start laying was 19 weeks old. The last two to lay were 9 1/2 MONTHS old. Chickens are individuals and as such they are each going to follow their own internal time clock.
  5. Kickin' Chickin'

    Kickin' Chickin' Songster

    Nov 8, 2010
    Upstate New York
    I just came across this post in search of another topic and just wanted to chime in . I have 4 BO's and they all started laying on the same day!! The only problem with that is there is a line for the 1 nest box in the morning . At this point, out of the 4 I get 2 eggs -sometimes 3 everyday.

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