how long till the eggs come?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by darz5150, May 21, 2012.

  1. darz5150

    darz5150 In the Brooder

    Feb 18, 2012
    we got our first chickens in late Jan. or early Feb. We had a neighbors dog kill all but 1 black sex link. I was wondering how long it takes to get the first egg from the soul survivor ( we named her "LUCKY") After the massacre I purchased more peeps to keep Lucky company but I do not know how soon to expect our first egg, or if possibly it might take longer because of the trauma.
  2. DamselinFlannel

    DamselinFlannel In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2012
    Coulterville, Illinois
    Aww, I'm sorry! I believe many hens start laying around 6 months, but mine have been anywhere from six months to eight months. My Swedish Flower Hen just started laying this week, and she was born in December. My Marans were born in January and no eggs yet.
  3. karlamaria

    karlamaria Songster

    Jan 30, 2011
    Western montana
    When they do the egg stance ( bend down with head down when you go near them. There close to laying. Sexlinks lay around 5 / 6 months.good layers to.

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