7 Years
Oct 27, 2012
hi i recently got 4 hens and a rooster RIR i have them about 2 weeks they are about 6 months old and have finished malting,i am feeding them layer pellets and a treat of meal worms in the afternoon,they have a quarter acre to free range and a coop at night but still have layed no eggs,how long after malting before they start to lay ? I'm from Ireland,thanks in advance


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8 Years
Jun 28, 2011
Hello and welcome to BYC
Nice to see a member from Ireland! I've just moved to your beautiful country this week
And I've seen exactly 2 chickens so far! Where are they all? LOL

Are you sure your chickens are 6 months old and just finished molting? They are way young to be molting... They should be laying about now if they are 6 months old, but make sure they get minimum 14 hours of good light every day.

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