When can I expect them to start

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by irisheyes, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. irisheyes

    irisheyes Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 26, 2010
    I have 8 hens that I purchased right at Easter , I assume they were two weeks old when I got them . My question is when can I expect them to start laying eggs and when should I introduce golf balls or fake eggs into their boxes

    Thanks Everyone
  2. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    coos bay OR
    Different breeds start laying at different times. A good indicator for pullets is when they start 'squatting' for you. Usually they will lay within a month of that
  3. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2008
    Lynn Haven, FL
    20-24 weeks is normal for most chickens however I had one that waited until 30 weeks.
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    20-24 weeks is "usual." There are always exceptions.

    I put golf balls in the nest boxes around 15 weeks or so. (I was hopeful.)

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