When do the hens start laying?????????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by digger MN, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. digger MN

    digger MN Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 5, 2010
    This is my second year and I got some new chicks this year. They are 16 to 18 weeks old now. Most are americanas. I did see the roo mating with one today. Should be going soon if not already. Am I thinking right???? Thanks for any info you can share with me.
  2. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Gilbert AZ
    Quote:Usually they start laying between 5 and 6 months, some are early and some late. So probably pretty soon!
  3. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    Sometime between tomorrow and next spring...
  4. gaillardia

    gaillardia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2010
    Larkspur, CO
    My Americauna started laying at 23 weeks. The waiting is so difficult.
  5. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Mine started laying at 21 weeks. Almost time!

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