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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rodeislandred23, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. Rodeislandred23

    Rodeislandred23 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 31, 2016
    Lower al
    Hi I am new to BYC and I am hoping that I find all my answers on here. I am new to having chickens, but it has been fun having them and raising them. I just want to say hi to everyone but I do have one question y'all will think I'm crazy but I'm wondering when do hens start to lay? we have a roo and 2 hens. Thank you all! I really like this website, so I decide to join and now I can have help as I raise my chickens. Thanks everyone!
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Most breeds will begin to lay at 6-7 months of age, though some may lay as early as 5.
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hello and Welcome to Backyard chickens.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already. A reddening of the wattle, comb and face, combined with submissive squatting are some of the signs that they are thinking about getting ready to lay.

    All the best
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2016
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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