When are they full grown?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kimboolah, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. kimboolah

    kimboolah Songster

    I have 9 girls, all various colors of brown and pretty much run of the mill in the looks department. This doesn't affect our love for them at all [​IMG] Anyhoo, when should we expect some eggy-ness from them? They are getting pretty darn big andd were born the second and third (two batches) weeks of April. They totally love the roosts we built and the nest boxes, but mostly they just hang around and throw all the straw out of the boxes. Should I make the front "lip" of the box taller to keep the straw in?
  2. TheBuff

    TheBuff In the Brooder

    Apr 13, 2009
    S.E. IOWA
    Depending on the breed, most start laying at 5 to 6 month old. Lip would be good to hold straw.

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