Looking for eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by carsonstutz, May 15, 2016.

  1. carsonstutz

    carsonstutz New Egg

    May 15, 2016
    My wife and I recently bought 5 golden comets that are 14 weeks. We're fairly new to raising chickens (i grew up on a farm where we had 50+ but GCs are a new breed for me). We have 3 nesting boxes for them in the coop and let them wander in a 20'x10' fenced area in the backyard. I've read that GCs can start laying anywhere from 14-18 weeks. Anybody confirm this? Also, should we keep an eye out in the fenced area for eggs or will they stick to the nesting boxes for laying?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Most will start laying at around 20 weeks. Put some ceramic eggs in the nestboxes to show them it's a safe place. Most should lay there if you do. They will become more vocal before beginning to lay and their combs will enlarge a become bright red.

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