how old do chickens have to be until they lay eggs

sunriserooster1

In the Brooder
6 Years
Sep 21, 2013
27
0
24
i just got some new baby chickens in may 2013 and we do not know when they are going to lay there eggs. please help!!
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farmgirlroots

Chirping
6 Years
Apr 20, 2013
164
22
91
Oregon
My Coop
My Coop
My girls, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex, started laying at 20 and 21 weeks. I have one Buff still holding out and taking her sweet time still at 24weeks.
 

Bullitt

Crowing
8 Years
Jan 16, 2012
2,380
451
251
Texas
The average for a pullet to start laying is about 22 to 24 weeks.

What breed or breeds are your pullets?
 

sunriserooster1

In the Brooder
6 Years
Sep 21, 2013
27
0
24
We have road island reds, anconas, bantams and some random white and grey,yellow and black chickens.. they are unknown to us because we got them from someone else. We also had a deformed chicken, he was deformed in the leg but he passed away. in total we have 9 now
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Bullitt

Crowing
8 Years
Jan 16, 2012
2,380
451
251
Texas
We have road island reds, anconas, bantams and some random white and grey,yellow and black chickens.. they are unknown to us because we got them from someone else. We also had a deformed chicken, he was deformed in the leg but he passed away. in total we have 9 now
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Different breeds start laying at different ages. You might get lucky and have a pullet start laying at 18 or 19 weeks.
 

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