what do you think is the minimum laying age for my hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickalator, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. chickalator

    chickalator Songster

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    i have ten rhode island red bantams, and ten siver spangled hamburgs both at 15 weeks. do you think they might start laying early?
     
  2. willowtreecreek

    willowtreecreek In the Brooder

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    not likely especially in the summer heat. I would expect any eggs tip at least 24 weeks.
     
  3. MsBentleyboy

    MsBentleyboy Songster

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    I had 3 17 week olds and one has already been laying. The other two keep checking out nests boxes but are panting like it's HOT...which it is! [​IMG]
     
  4. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    My Buff O surprised me at 16 weeks.
     
  5. give them at least 6 months.... Last time I raised RIR's it was almost 8 before they layed their first egg, course it was 101 degree Texas heat then....
     

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