egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by squeak1387, May 17, 2011.

  1. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    bronson, fl
    At what age do cichks start to lay eggs. And when do roos crow?
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Depends on the breed, but generally pullets begin laying when they are 20-30 weeks. Some breeds are slower maturing than others. Males will crow whenever they feel like it. I've had some not crow until 15 weeks, my welsummer rooster began crowing at 4 DAYS old, and I hatched an Ameraucana boy that started crowing the day after he hatched.

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