Earliest age your hens lay eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joanm, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. joanm

    joanm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Buff Orps and Australorps. They are 16 weeks old and it seems FOREVER until I get eggs. I can’t wait! [​IMG]
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Previously DuckLady! Staff Member

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    My one turken laid her first egg at 4 months I think.
     
  3. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    My leghorns started day before 17 weeks, Austrolops started around 20 weeks, but still not consistent at 24 weeks.
     
  4. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a barred rock lay at 17 weeks, a buff orp lay at 18 weeks, and now have one each of my breeds laying at 20 weeks... I have barred rocks, partridge rocks, buff orpingtons, rir's, and light brahmas .... I also have golden laced and silver laced polish, but they are not laying as of yet... Good luck... and look forward to hearing about that first egg.
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  5. joanm

    joanm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'll keep on waiting. In the meantime, I'll be ordering more chicks![​IMG]
     
  6. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, around 20 weeks is a good average to go by regardless of the breed. Some will lay sooner than that and some will take a little longer.... the wait can be nerve racking for first timers however! Just keep the faith and you will have little gold nuggets to be proud of.[​IMG]

    bigzio
     
  7. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I leghorn laid at about 20 weeks, followed closely by my RIR. It was real hot here, and then one day the heat slacked off a tad, and boom, we had eggs! I think they were just too hot to get started sooner. JMO!
     

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