When do they start laying eggs ???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Paul333, May 11, 2011.

  1. Paul333

    Paul333 In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2011
    Venice, Florida
    I have 4 birds. 2 easter eggers and a RIR, and a Big Black one ?? They are about 11 weeks old give or take. do i need to do anything. I have 4 nest inside with wood shavings. When do they start laying? [​IMG]
  2. stoneeater

    stoneeater In the Brooder

    Mar 9, 2011
    Jacksonville, Fl.
    About 20 weeks, give or take a few depending on breed.
  3. Chocobroc

    Chocobroc Chirping

    Jul 13, 2010
    Eastern, NC
    It really depends on the breed. Some lay as early as 16 weeks. There are a lot that lay between 18-24 weeks. Some much later. I would reseach your breeds and find out the average time they lay. My RIR started laying around 24 weeks, but she was also born August 1st last year so she started laying during the winter. Ususally they start laying later (or not at all til spring) in the colder months.

    I hope this helps

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