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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rmull0717, Aug 20, 2013.
I have a sexlink, EE, and 2 welsummers. What age should they start laying?
Greetings from Kansas and ! Great to have you aboard! It's hard to predict exactly...some breeds start quite a bit sooner than others. A good round average might be around the 6 month mark. Good luck to you!
Hello! Agree with red, there are a lot of factors beyond breed and every bird is an individual. 24 weeks is considered a good average but anywhere from 4-8 months would be in the perfectly normal range for your birds. Good luck!
Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us!
When I got my pullets I was told 5 months, but it's so much more complicated than that lol You have been giving good advice above I've had one start laying at 17.5 weeks and another start at 18.5wks. Now I've received 5 eggs from the first chicken and just 1 from the 2nd (they turned 19wks old today). And even if they start that doesn't mean they won't stop right after-wards.