ONSET AGE OF EGG LAYING

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by smallflock, May 9, 2008.

  1. smallflock

    smallflock Hatching

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    oK, I'm a newbie to these girlie birds...but loving every minute of it! However, around what age should I begin to expect them to start laying? Mine are young...around 3 months I think...
     

  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

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    I think you have any where from 3-4 more months to go. I could be wrong though. I think they usually start 6-7 months of age, depending on breed.

    -Kim
     
  3. Josie

    Josie Songster

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    I agree with Wolf-Kim, the breed can be a factor on when they start to lay. Maybe if you post the breed, someone with that breed can post their experience?
     
  4. smallflock

    smallflock Hatching

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    Thanks... the girlies are 2 buff orpingtons and 2 rhode island reds....maybe somemore info will flow with that tidbit of knowledge added to the post! [​IMG]
     

  5. Josie

    Josie Songster

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    My RIR started laying after they hit 5 months. I haven't owned BO.
     
  6. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

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    Yep, the best rule of thumb is around 20 weeks. Some will start sooner, and some a little later.

    bigzio
     

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