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When do hens start to lay regularly?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jmking, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. jmking

    jmking New Egg

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    I recently received 12 young hens of various breeds they were born this past spring shouldn't they all be about ready to start laying or will it take more time?
     
  2. chickenpredatorkiller

    chickenpredatorkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how many weeks and what breed? I got my first yesterday and they are about 19 wks. Most chickens will lay anywhere from 17 to 24 weeks.
     
  3. jmking

    jmking New Egg

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    I am not sure I received them from a friend. One of them was laying about every other day for a while but haven't seen any new eggs for a few days. I got them the last weekend in August do you think they are still getting used to the new home?
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Most chickens out there were bred to be laying pets/production layers, and average around 18-24 weeks old when they first begin laying.
     
  5. jmking

    jmking New Egg

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    So if they were late spring maybe they are not old enough? Thanks for your help.
     

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