egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by byap, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. byap

    byap Out Of The Brooder

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    how long does it take for hen to start laying egg?
     
  2. Surprised Rhode Island

    Surprised Rhode Island Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, it depends how old she is. My hens just started laying this month and we got them in Marchish-Mayish, and only a couple have started. I guess it also depends on what breed of chicken you have. Mine was Rhode islands.
     
  3. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had my red stars start laying at 15 1/2 weeks [​IMG] THe other ladies started in around 19-24 weeks of age. How old are your hens?
     
  4. byap

    byap Out Of The Brooder

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    mine are buff orpingtons and dominiques,they about 20 weeks already
     
  5. so lucky

    so lucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, and Welcome to the forum. [​IMG] Different breeds of chickens vary in average age of laying, but generally around 22 to 24 weeks (6 months). Some lay around 18 weeks, some take a looong time (Like my runt Easter Egger!) Do you know what signs to look for as they get ready to start laying? How old are your chickens?
     
  6. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    usually 6-8 months
     
  7. byap

    byap Out Of The Brooder

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    Please tell what signs to look for.
     
  8. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Rhode Island Red is 21 weeks old and laid her first egg today! Good luck
     
  9. so lucky

    so lucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will show more interest in the nest box, trying it out, sitting in it for a while. Combs and wattles get very red. They get much more friendly to their human, allowing petting, being picked up, jumping on your lap. Some will "squat" where they are, when you try to pet their back, rather than run away. Hope this info helps.
     
  10. byap

    byap Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you for that information i will start paying attention to it.
     

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