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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickieGirl1979, Jul 19, 2016.
At what age do chickens start laying eggs??
I believe they start around 20 weeks. (depends on their food and breed)
Do you have some hens?
How old are they?
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.
Awesome you have a great mixture!
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.
Thank you. I just didn't know when to "expect" eggs from the older girls.
Thanks. They are all so different and pretty.