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  1. chickenprincess92

    chickenprincess92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 15, 14, and 12 week old chickens and the oldest isnt laying.[​IMG] Is that normal for them to lay later. My dad hasnt built the nesting box yet oops so i guess its good she isnt laying. I just wanted to see what age different chicken owners experienced there chickens laying at. Scrambled eggs have never sounded so good. [​IMG] yum


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    12 year old daugter of elizebeth and jason sister of caroline (age eight) who shares this acount with me [​IMG]
     
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  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    [​IMG] Yes, laying can be variable. Give them a little more times.
    What kind do you have?
     
  3. Liana

    Liana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is possible for hens to start laying at 15 weeks, but oftentimes they start later, 20 weeks is not unusual. Some of it depends on what breeds you have.
     
  4. chickenprincess92

    chickenprincess92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an ameracuana, easter egger, buff orp, red laced wyendott, and a golden laced wyendott. [​IMG]
     
  5. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    If its hot where you live it could take a little longer for them to start, too. Heat can really slow them down, since it takes their energy panting and trying to keep cool.

    I'd give them at least 20 weeks since none of yours sound like production breeds.
     
  6. EE lover:)

    EE lover:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im not exactly sure but yes its kinda variable [​IMG]
     

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