What age will they lay??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shell25, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. shell25

    shell25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    114
    0
    99
    Sep 18, 2010
    Derbyshire
    Im new to the whole chicken thing and had my 1st 3 pullets for several weeks now, i think they are between 14-15, i have a splash, br and ba, im just wondering what the average age for egg laying is and what are the signs i need to look out for that they are going to start laying soon?
     
  2. dee88

    dee88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    126
    1
    99
    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas
    Every chicken matures differently, even within the same clutch, An average age for most chickens to lay would be around 20 weeks old but this can vary a LOT, like even 29-30 weeks! Once the hens start doing the egg "squat" (you'll know when you try to pet her) it is usually about a week from egg-laying. I have 5 chickens that are 22 weeks old and only the RIR started laying a week ago. Still waiting on the 2 BR, 1 EE and 1 BO. I know it's hard waiting but you have another 5 to 10 weeks to go so sit back and enjoy!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by