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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    My Buff O surprised me at 16 weeks.
     
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    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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