Laying eggs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Scoopy414, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Scoopy414

    Scoopy414 New Egg

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    At what age do chickens lay eggs. (hens lay eggs)
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Some strains will begin laying at around 18 weeks. Many will not lay until they are 24 weeks old. Still others will now wait until spring, because of winter's darkness. We passed the Autumnal equinox a month ago.

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  3. Grassman 52

    Grassman 52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My NHR's and BR's just started at 20 weeks - smallest eggs you have ever seen[​IMG] I keep lights on timers all year round, and once they start,my chickens lay year round.
     
  4. Grassman 52

    Grassman 52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot - Welcome to the site - you will find all the information you need
     
  5. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 18-24 weeks is pretty standard but there are lots of factors. Also some breeds, like silkies, tend to take a little longer.
     

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