how long till laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 20tundra, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. 20tundra

    20tundra Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 8, 2009
    I got my chickens last Saturday and was wondering how long it usually takes them to settle in. I'm getting 3 eggs a day from 14 RIR/Leghorn chickens. I have sup. light coming on early in the morning. The guy I got them from said they were born in april so that would make them about 8 monthes old. I didn't know if they stopped laying when they were moved or if some of them hadn't started laying yet.
  2. dacdeihl

    dacdeihl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2009
    NorthEast, In
    Anywhere from 18-22 weeks old they can start. Some start laying later than that. But if they were born in April that puts them around 32 weeks old. They should be laying by now. Second thing you can look at is the transition from one place to another. Some times they need to get adjusted to a new environment before they start laying again. Especially if they were in a bad environment before.

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