EGG LAYING

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by noobi_rooster, May 20, 2007.

  1. noobi_rooster

    noobi_rooster Hatching

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    At what age do Hens lay eggs..If we even have a Hen:D..We have 2 bantam chicks. Got them on May 16 th ..I know it will be awhile... but my daughter wanted me to post ..

    I am first time chick/chicken owner and feel dumb asking all the questions but i want to keep the chicks alive ..and it's kinda kool to raise them..

    any info is welcome


    thanks
     
  2. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    hens usually begin laying eggs between 22-26 weeks. [​IMG]
     
  3. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    noobi_rooster, you shouldn't feel dumb about asking questions. [​IMG] I've had chickens for about 6 years now and am still learning.

    In my experience bantams usually start laying later then their standard counterparts. But the only bantams I have are Silkies and Japanese. Japanese are wonderful layers, btw, I really, really love this breed, even though they're a bit phyco. lol
     
  4. iopele

    iopele Songster

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    Quote:As my favorite high school teacher used to say, the only dumb question is the one you don't ask! [​IMG] I've only been on these boards about 3 weeks, mostly lurking, and have learned so much. There are many, many very smart chicken-parents on these boards. Best of luck with your new chicks! You're right, they're very, very cool to raise.
     
  5. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

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    Anytime between 5-6 months usually.
     
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

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    I have had many bantams go up to 11 months before laying their first egg.
     

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