What age do they start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by savingpurple, May 14, 2011.

  1. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine now are about 8 weeks. I know I have a ways to go. I have 2 white leghorns and what I believe are 5 New Hampshire Reds. But just curious at about what age should I be looking for signs or to add a golf ball here and there?
     
  2. lulumammato2

    lulumammato2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've heard 6-8 months, but I don't know for sure since mine haven't started laying yet.
     
  3. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    normally between 20-24wks. but some are late bloomers.
     
  4. Nuzzy

    Nuzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:^^ This.

    Had one start at just over 18wks last year, so occasionally an early bird may jump the gun [​IMG]
     

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