when can i expect eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SunnyDay671, May 22, 2012.

  1. SunnyDay671

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    Just wondering about when they will begin laying? We have orppingtons and brahnas. Thanks for the help!
     
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    Sorry bad typing BRAHMA and ORPINGTON! It is still to early in the morning[​IMG]
     
  3. Heavier breeds reach point of lay a bit later. They lay when they lay, when their hormones tell them to. Typically, after 22 weeks and rarely before.
     
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    Thanks glad to know we have some time before nest box building! They are about nine weeks almost half way there!
     
  5. Having a laying box or two built is a good thing. BTW, you'll only need one box for every 4 or 5 birds because they prefer to use just a few. It's a social thing. But, there's no rush in giving access of the boxes to the pullets. Wait until the last week or two. Young birds just are too tempted to sleep in them, and thus poop in them, making a mess.
     

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