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OEGB:At what age do they start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ozark_chickies, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Songster

    Jun 19, 2011
    We have 10 of these lovely little birds, 5 pullets and 5 cockrells that are 2 months old. The little roos are already trying to crow! When will the hens start laying?

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    It differs by each bird and with different breeds, but generally chickens start laying between 17 and 24 weeks. Some breeds like brahma's, welsummers, barnevelders, etc take longer to start laying because they are slow maturing breeds.

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