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when do chickens lay eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by clopez, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. clopez

    clopez Hatching

    Feb 8, 2007
    I just got my chickens I would like to know when they start laying eggs
    I've had them for 3 weeks
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Depending on the breed and the time of year (weather and length of daylight), hens will start laying anywhere from 4 months to nearly a year old. Generally for production type breeds such as RIR, Leghorns, etc., you can expect them to start laying early.

    What type of chickens do you have?

  3. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    if you don't know how old they are...start to watch their combs and wattles. They'll turn bright bloody red when they're laying

  4. debbie_nibbles

    debbie_nibbles Songster

    Jul 21, 2009
    Port Angeles, Wa
    All of mine started doing the layers squat when I walked up to them, then they layed within the week. They will squat to the ground and then you pet their back :) They think you're their rooster LOL
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