Laying Age

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Keshiaandadam, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Keshiaandadam

    Keshiaandadam Cooped Up

    Jun 2, 2007
    I have some pullets that are Shaver Reds I believe and i was just wondering how old they should be before they start laying.
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Most breeds lay at about 20 weeks. How old are yours? As soon as you get one egg....start them on layer pellets...and oyster shell.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The sexlink types usually lay a bit earlier than the purebreds, sometimes as early as 16 or 17 weeks old. I just had one of my teen group start laying at 18 weeks old.
  4. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2007
    Dayton, TX
    Good question . I needed to know the same thing. My roo's are about 2 months old and the pullets are about 5-6 weeks old.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2007

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