how old?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by zebserema, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. zebserema

    zebserema Chirping

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    how old does a hen need to be to lay an egg?
     

  2. 16chickadees

    16chickadees In the Brooder

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    3 to 5 months. 3 is a little young though.
     
  3. turbodog

    turbodog Songster

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    May depend on breed but I believe it's in the 5 to 6 month range.
     
  4. zebserema

    zebserema Chirping

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    thanks
     
  5. saladin

    saladin Songster

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    The general age is 24 weeks, but it is breed specific.
     

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