New Member with 4 Hens


6 Years
May 16, 2013
Hi everyone!
I have 4 sweet hens, and I was wondering when will they start laying eggs? I bought them as baby chicks from Atwoods on May 26th, 2013. I don't remember all the breeds, but I do know that we have a Red Star and a EE. At least that's what the guys at the store told me. :)

My birds started laying at about 22 weeks old.
Thanks! It looks like they just turned 4 months old. I guess that we still have awhile before our girls start laying.
Welcome to BYC
Glad you joined us! On average hens start laying aged 25 weeks, though many breeds start much sooner and some much later. Most of mine started around the 20-22 week mark.
I am also a newbie. We got 4 chickens on June 4th and they have not started laying yet. We had a surprise, one of them ended up being a rooster. A local farmer took him for us. We now have 3 hens. Two Plymouth Rocks, which is appropriate, because we live in Plymouth , Ma. and 1 Rhode Island Red. Hello from the East coast to the West Coast.

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