How long until an egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jay1995, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is a hen when she lays an egg. I have a silkie pullet who i 12 weeks old. How long until she will lay eggs? Thanks, -Jay
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It varies from pullet to pullet and also the breed makes a difference. At 12 weeks you've more than likely got a few weeks to wait.
     
  3. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes, you must wait a little longer!

    Hold in there! I know it can almost KILL you waiting!

    Best Of Luck!

    -Austin
     
  4. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Well anyone how long? I would like to know that myself I have silkies from 2 different hatches still waiting for an egg..[​IMG]
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't know about silkie's specifically, but it can be as young as 16 weeks. The average is around 20 weeks. Your guess is as good as mine as far as the longest wait.
     
  6. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine was laying at 5 - 6 months old
     
  7. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I have 13 chickens (5 breeds of chickens, including barred rocks & leghorns), and the first one didn't lay her first egg till 22 weeks of age.
     
  8. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my first hen started laying around 19 weeks, but shes a rhode island red.. and she lays really big eggs everyday!
     
  9. Chickapooh23

    Chickapooh23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Buckeyes and EE. EE started laying between 20 -24 wks. 1 Buckeye started laying yesterday [​IMG], she is 22 wks. I am expecting the other one to start laying anyday. Earlier is not usually better. The later they start to lay the bigger their eggs usually are.

    My EE, MaryAnn lays an 1 3/4 oz egg about 4 days a week, she started laying at 20 wks. Her sister started laying at 24 wks and lays a 2 oz egg everyday (missed 2 days since mid January). My Buckeye's first egg yesterday was 2 ozs and in a month or so will be bigger. It's worth the wait.
     
  10. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 17 BR and they started laying at 24 weeks old and my GLW have just started laying and they are 28 weeks old.
     

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