What age are my hens/ when will they lay??? Please help!! Thankyou

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MrOrpington16, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. hens4thehudds

    hens4thehudds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look about 4-5 months old, the laying depends on the breed but birds usually lay their first egg between 4-6 months of age, and the the redder their face and comb gets is an indication that they are close to laying. Good luck!
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    None of those combs look within a month of laying to me.
     
  4. chickenluver555

    chickenluver555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look around 3 months old. Chickens start laying around 5 months. You can tell when a chicken is about to lay because they will squat when you go to pick them up.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Agree yours all look like they are around four months, they are getting there but would guess they mostly are a month or so away from laying yet since nobody really has a lot of red or comb and wattle development. It is so hard to be patient waiting for that first egg isn't it.
     
  6. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES IT IS!!! I adopted them all from a rescue shelter ... The ameraucana barred rock mix is 4 1/2 months but that is all they knew:(
     
  7. fallenangel79

    fallenangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wanting for my hens to lay eggs
     
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    fallenangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Preston 1960

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    Anyone tell me why my hens stopped laying. Could adding new young chickens to the pen.
     
  10. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes that could be the problem
     

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