laying age

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by I-LOVE-INCUBATORS, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. I-LOVE-INCUBATORS

    I-LOVE-INCUBATORS Out Of The Brooder

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    about how many weeks does it take for a chicken to start laying eggs just wanted to know incubating my first time and need some advice and help but thx for the help?[​IMG]
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    6-8 months.
     
  3. I-LOVE-INCUBATORS

    I-LOVE-INCUBATORS Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow Thx!
     
  4. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
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    My Buff Orps started laying already at a little over five months. [​IMG] I think it was because they live with grown laying hens, they are trying to fit in. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it depends... are they standards, heavy breeds, or bantams?

    Bantams-15-20 weeks
    Standards-About 20 weeks
    Heavy Breeds- 20- 25 weeks

    Average**
     
  6. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AND...[​IMG]
     
  7. ewesfullchicks

    ewesfullchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I've raised a variety of chickens, and I estimate 22-24 weeks on average. The stuff you read about the red and black-sex link laying at approx. 16 weeks - just not true!

    Rachel, Tx
     
  8. BWchicken

    BWchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bantams almost 21 weeks old, and we just got our first egg today!
     

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