New Member with 4 Hens

Chodori

Hatching
6 Years
May 16, 2013
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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. :)




 

AK Baha

Songster
6 Years
Jul 10, 2013
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Anchorage, Alaska.
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My birds started laying at about 22 weeks old.
 

Chodori

Hatching
6 Years
May 16, 2013
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7
Thanks! It looks like they just turned 4 months old. I guess that we still have awhile before our girls start laying.
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sumi

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Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Jun 28, 2011
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Welcome to BYC
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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.
 

Pilgrimgirl

Hatching
6 Years
Sep 21, 2013
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Plymouth, MA.
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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