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How long until chicks lay eggs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken03, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long does it take for chicks to start laying eggs? I know it may differ with breeds but about how many months on average? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    18-22 weeks of age.
     
  3. Bridgette1221

    Bridgette1221 Out Of The Brooder

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    Newbie question, what does "laying rooster" mean?
     
  4. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry, there seems to be some kind of glitch in the system. He is asking at what age a female will start to lay.

    It can vary anywhere from 16 to 22 weeks for production breeds or 20 to 28 weeks for others. Very slow growers may take longer.

    It is also effected by the time of year. Coming to point of lay can be delayed by winter.


    chel
     
  5. CAREYn

    CAREYn New Egg

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    mine r about 5-6 mouths old and they still dont lay i got the layer food they got every thing the need what do i do is giting to the point to proces the and buy new one the lay
     
  6. CAREYn

    CAREYn New Egg

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    mine r about 5-6 mouths old and they still dont lay i got the layer food they got every thing the need what do i do is giting to the point to proces the and buy new one the lay
     
  7. Vicky2479

    Vicky2479 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My production hens didn't lay till about 24 weeks and my SLW didnt lay till 7 mths of age, so it can vary alot, but they will lay so just hang in there. Also if they are showing all the signs of eing at POL then maybe just check around the yard or coop to make sure they are not being sneaky about it and laying them somewhere you wouldn't expect.
     
  8. chiqita

    chiqita Overrun With Chickens

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    Silkies can take even longer. Are there combs and wattles dark? That is a sign they are getting ready.
     
  9. Sausanali

    Sausanali New Egg

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    Newbie, I have 6 br, 20 weeks old. I found a soft shell broken egg this morning in the coop. Does that mean they're starting to lay?
     
  10. lburress

    lburress Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I bet you are seeing a lot of eggs now.
     

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