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I dumb question about egg laying..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Flying Chicken in the sky, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Flying Chicken in the sky

    Flying Chicken in the sky Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 pullets that are about 4 months old. When will they start laying? Next year or sooner? [​IMG]

    Sorry about the dumb question.. [​IMG]
     
  2. zengrrl

    zengrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the breed. Out of 4 silkies only one lays. Different breeds mature at different times.
     
  3. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    Usually less than half a year. Sometimes way less. [​IMG]
     
  4. Flying Chicken in the sky

    Flying Chicken in the sky Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I guess I have to wait. [​IMG]
     
  5. lillypurrs23

    lillypurrs23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably when they're 5-8 months old. =]
     
  6. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

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    depends on the breed. most start around 20 weeks, on up to 30 +. my brahmas start around 24 weeks. my rir start as early as 18 weeks.
     
  7. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am new to chickens too but out of my Brahma's and Black Star's, 6 of each, I had three laying
    at 16 weeks!! believe that may of been early but of course, each breed and each hen is different
    as I am learning! good luck with your younguns!! [​IMG]
     

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