Laying Chickens

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I believe they start around 20 weeks. (depends on their food and breed)

Do you have some hens?
How old are they?
 

ChickieGirl1979

In the Brooder
Jun 26, 2016
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Louisville, KY
We have some hens that will be 17 weeks in Saturday, July 23. We have Rhode Island Reds, Silkies, Bantam Black Laced Gold Wyndottes, Mili Fluer, and Bantam Leg Horns.
 

jpalmatier83

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Jul 15, 2016
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Traverse City, MI
This may sound pretty random, but...

All my chickens (white leghorns, BSLs, RSLs, and 2 unknowns) started laying between 14 and 16 weeks. The general consensus I've gotten from personal anecdotes and research says that 14 is uncommon, 16-20 is early, 18-24 is normal, but 24+ happens and isn't anything to be concerned about.

Watch for "the squat" and other egg laying behaviors. When you see it it'll be ~a week.
 

ChickieGirl1979

In the Brooder
Jun 26, 2016
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Louisville, KY
Thanks. They are all so different and pretty.
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