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when can we expect eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by amydzek, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. amydzek

    amydzek Chirping

    Oct 27, 2010
    How old do our chicks need to be before we start seeing eggs? Is there anything special we need to do for them to get them to start laying eggs?? right now they are using their nesting box and a perch and pooping inside of it!!!
    Thanks for all your help! these are my first chickens!!

  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    The nesting box pooping/sleeping thing is a common issue you kind of have to work at to get them to stop, otherwise they won't lay in it. . .

    A chick should start laying eggs anywhere from 18-24 weeks old. Non-hatchery birds can start much later too though, but chances of you having them aren't too high. [​IMG]

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