how long does it take chickens to start laying eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by quailss, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. quailss

    quailss Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 27, 2010
    i bought two chicks last year and it has been over 8 months and they still haven't started laying. They are either a red sex link or buff oporington i am not quite sure.
  2. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Pullets usually start to lay between 18 and 22 weeks of age. Some breeds do take longer, though. My Ameraucanas were 7 or 8 months before they started to lay, and my Barnevelders were about the same.
    Are you sure you have girls?

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