Egg laying starts when?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickensupreme, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. chickensupreme

    chickensupreme Hatching

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    Hello, newbie question. When should I expect egg laying to start. At how many months. Just want to be ready with the nests. Thanks, hank
     
  2. dun chick

    dun chick Songster

    It can be anywhere from 22-26 weeks on average so around 6 months.
     
  3. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Songster

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    It will be the same morning that you get so excited that you pee your pants. LOL I agree with dun chick but it depends on a lot of things..breed of chickens, time of year , feed, etc. I'm still waiting on my first egg too. Good Luck
     
  4. ducks4you

    ducks4you Songster

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    If the weather is warm, probably when your hen(s) is/are 6 months old. Then, they are LITTLE eggs. But, they get bigger.

    You DO celebrate, like when you child starts walking. Then, it's less exciting, like when your 3 rd child starts walking, and you forget to take out the camera, and when they're 21 they rag you about it.....................sorry....stream of consciousness took over. [​IMG]
     
  5. James Hudson

    James Hudson In the Brooder

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    from 22 weeks to 6 months
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    can sometimes be earlier, like 17 to 18 weeks
     
  7. cappuccino

    cappuccino In the Brooder

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    I'm no expert, but myy Easter Egger started laying about a month and a half later than my RI Reds and Silkie. I got them all at the same time. The RI Reds and Silkie started at about 5 mos, the Easter Egger about 6.
     
  8. ADRIANNA

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    My OEGB started laying at 16 weeks of age [​IMG]
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