When do hens start laying?

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  1. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom thought about 5-6 months but i though about 8 or 9..... anyone know the answer?


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  2. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    East Texas! :)
    bump....
     
  3. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on the breed. For dual-purpose breed like Orpingtons, etc, The average is 20-26 weeks. For egg-layer hybrids and leghorns, I believe it can be a bit earlier - like maybe 18 weeks. I once posted to ask what the earliest age was that people started getting eggs - sometimes there are early-bloomers that lay as young as 15-17 weeks.
     
  4. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your Barred Plymouth Rock, RIR's and Gold Sex link will all lay about 20-22 weeks.

    Don't know about the others.
     
  5. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In General 5-6 months.....some may be later then that!
     

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