How long can it take a hen to start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lengel, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black sex links seem to be taking their time. What's the latest that they can start to lay?

    Edited to say: Maybe I messed up their diet? They are in a chicken tractor eating hay in a field but I started supplementing with layer feed when they were about 14 weeks. When I say supplementing I mean that the food was available but they didn't eat much of it. Would this mess them up? Can I correct it?
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2008
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Pullets shouldn't get layer feed until they start laying. The latest so far for one of my girls was 27 weeks, but I have heard of some that didn't start until 30 weeks. My first was 17 weeks. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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