egg laying

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cary 1973, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok watching utube and on 2 diffrent vidos they stated hens dont start laying eggs till there 8 to 9 months old but I read more like 4 to 6 months so on avrage when should we start having eggs
    thank you
  2. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    Our hens started laying at 4 months of age. It depends on the breed, some start sooner than others. Signs to look for include "squatting" of the hens and red comb/wattle. Also experimenting with sitting in the nest boxes.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012

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