egg laying

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

  1. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age do cichks start to lay eggs. And when do roos crow?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    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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