Oldest first egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jkg, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. jkg

    jkg In the Brooder

    Jan 26, 2009
    What's the oldest you have seen your chickens produce their first egg?

    Our first group of birds (red sex links) started laying around 5-6 months of age. We added another group of birds (deleware, Cochin, ee) that are now 7-8 months old and not one has started laying yet. The deleware (youngest) finally did a squat the other day so I'm guessing she is close, but the other two show no sign of wanting to do their jobs.

    I should mention that we went through a bout of avian pox around the 5 month point - could be an explanation for their tardiness.
  2. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    mine was 38 or 39 weeks old thats almost 9 months and so did mine they are going through it again right now the remainders of the flock who didnt have it last time
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2009

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