When can I expect them to start

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

  1. irisheyes

    irisheyes In 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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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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