in your experience when do these breeds begin laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stone_family3, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Songster

    Apr 11, 2011
    Welsummers and marans. Should I locate chicks now for spring eggs or should I be looking for pullets? Also at what age would they be allowed to be outside without a heat source. I'm in ohio, right now it is 15degrees out.

  2. flowerhensowner

    flowerhensowner In the Brooder

    Jul 7, 2011
    Northeast Ohio
    if you get peeps they would not lay till june most breeds dont start laying till they are 6 months old so i would get pullets if ya want eggs in the spring.Peeps can go outside after they are 8 to 10 weeks old or fully feathered
  3. Both those will probably be in the 24-28 week old range when start laying. That puts you between the end of June and the end of July if you get them by New Years. That also means they will go outside about march 15th (again if you got them on New Years)

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