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ready to lay???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by augiedranch, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. augiedranch

    augiedranch Songster

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    my hens are four months old...... laying time YET? i have waited sooo long it seems! lol


    when can i expect them to start to lay??????? thank you
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

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    About another month and you should get some eggs. Most breeds start laying between 18-23 weeks or so. 'production' breeds like leghorns are on the earlier end of the scale, many dual-purpose/heritage breeds take longer.

    Patience, patience!!
     
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing 11 Years

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    Yep, it won't be long now before you can enjoy the best eggs you ever ate.

    I'm sure the pretty hens will produce alot of eggs for you shortly, and the whole experience will be worth the effort!

    bigzio
     

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