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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chodori, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Chodori

    Chodori Hatching

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    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. :)
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  2. AK Baha

    AK Baha Songster

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    [​IMG] My birds started laying at about 22 weeks old.
     
  3. Chodori

    Chodori Hatching

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    Thanks! It looks like they just turned 4 months old. I guess that we still have awhile before our girls start laying. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] 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.
     
  7. liz9910

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  8. Pilgrimgirl

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    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.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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