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First egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Vinniemac, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac Chirping

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    How old were your chickens when they laid their first egg? I,m waiting for my first egg.I have 2 Wyandottes 1 RIR & 2 Barnevelders
    Vinnie
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    I've had an egg or two from 14-15 week olds, but the average age to find the first egg in small flocks is usually around 16-18 weeks for the production laying breeds to start, and 20-24 for the bigger or more ornamental breeds. They do seem to lay sooner if they are starting in the summer or late spring, fall pullets usually lay later.
     
  3. Yardbird Posse

    Yardbird Posse In the Brooder

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    Just had our first egg yesterday from our new and first flock hatched on May 1 (18 weeks). I think it was one of my Barred Rocks.
     

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