How old were your chicks when they laid their first egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by black_fx_35, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. black_fx_35

    black_fx_35 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 26, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    How old were your girls when they layed their first egg? I have a flock of 7 that are 24 months old. We are waiting patiently for our first egg! Curious how old yours were, and what time of year was the first egg? Thanks.
  2. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    My original flock began laying between 19 and 22 weeks of age...end of February, beginning of March. I added two pullets this past summer, and one just began laying about two weeks ago at around THIRTY weeks of age. The other pullet laid maybe two eggs at around 24 weeks, then stopped and hasn't laid one since [​IMG] I had much better luck with my fall chicks (for earlier laying) than summer chicks...
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010

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