What age to chickens start to lay eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by peeps and quacks are me, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. peeps and quacks are me

    peeps and quacks are me Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I have 30 birds that I bought as day old chicks. This was Feb. they are 6 months old now. When will they lay their 1st eggs?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    In general production layers should start at 18 - 24 weeks.

    Larger heavier breeds can take much longer. Some of mine didn't start laying until 32+ weeks.
     

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