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Egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chick1043, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    How long until a pullet/hen lays her first egg?
     
  2. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take a look at the other posts down the line, like the one about the first egg countdown! Usually about 16-24 weeks old, depending on breed af bird and stuff! hehehe take a look, this is a great site!
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011
  3. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    Mine started laying at four months on the dot [​IMG]
     
  4. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    After their first egg how often do they lay?
     
  5. 1country

    1country Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that started at 13 weeks old and she's a red star and she lays every day .
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Generally 17-24 weeks. Some lay a bit sooner, some later. Depends on the breed - some breeds are slower at maturing.
     
  7. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    I have a 16 week old white rock. So?
     
  8. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:When your pullet begins with her first egg(s) expect the egg to be smaller and less frequent. Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens says
    one egg every three or four days

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    Your own chickens may vary. You will see them begin to lay more frequently and you will notice the eggs will get larger.

    Part of the frequency and size of the eggs depend upon the particular breed of chicken you are talking about.

    Your white rock is probably within a few weeks or month of laying -- perhaps a bit longer. Many 'hatchery' breeds are bred for egg laying. I think that the books say Plymouth Rocks lay 180 -200 eggs per year... so nearly every-other-day, once your hen is producing eggs regularly. Perhaps even more.​
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011
  9. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Thanks! I can't wait til' she lays her first egg!!!!
     

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