When do most chickens start laying eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gcwpapillon, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. gcwpapillon

    gcwpapillon In the Brooder

    Aug 14, 2007
    i have 6 leghorns and many different breeds of bantams. when should they start laying? they hatched july 1st, and this is my first year with chickens. i remember reading when most chickens start laying but i can't remember what it said. thx. [​IMG]
  2. andy

    andy Songster

    May 7, 2007
    hi,, i recon you should get your first egg about 8th november,, maybe,, dont count on it tho ,,could take longer,,they start laying from about 19 weeks old
  3. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I have 3 Buff Orpingtons and 3 Silver Laced Wyandottes that are 22 weeks old today and still no eggs! [​IMG]
    They are molting now which might be causing a delay. When we got them at the feed store they told us to expect eggs around the end of October - so I guess they are still on schedule. More waiting [​IMG]
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    I have a flock of different Bantams that I've raised from day-old back on May 14th.

    Our Mottled Cochins began laying at 19 and a half weeks. One of our Silkies just began laying this week (got egg #2 from them earlier this morning).

    They will all be 22 weeks old on Monday and I'm still waiting on eggs from our EE's and Silver Sebright.


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