Oldest first egg

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

  1. jkg

    jkg Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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
     
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