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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by doIreallylikeeggsthismuch, Jul 7, 2010.
Is there a chart that tells you when certain breeds typically start laying eggs?
Hmmm, not that I know of, but in general, when you look at the breeds chart, those that have a tendency to lay more eggs will also lay sooner. Early is generally 5 months and later is generally 6-8 months.
What breeds do you have in mind?
As far as I know Egyptian Fayoumis are the earliest of standard breeds laying at about 4 months posthatch. My Red and Black Star's usually start at around 5/6 months--I generally get day-old chicks at the end of May and start getting eggs in midOctober. I suspect that is about right for most of the heavy breeds. Usually too,when I get araucanas and stars together the araucanas lay first. I've never kept leghorns but I know they start early too, that's why they are chicken farmers choice.