when do they start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Coock-Ol-Doodle-Doo, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Coock-Ol-Doodle-Doo

    Coock-Ol-Doodle-Doo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!!!!!!!![​IMG]

    I was wondering when do your chickens start laying.Please tell.

    [​IMG] Thank you
    Woundering boy:lau
     
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    generally after 20 weeks of age, varieties bred specifically for superb (and early) egg laying may start as young as 18 weeks, varieties bred for other characteristics may take longer to mature and not start laying until 6 months or older
     
  3. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Around 18 weeks, start watching them. When their combs turn bright red, when they start squatting when you go to pet them or pick them up, when they start getting really interested in the nesting boxes, they are turning into Young Ladies and laying is imminent.
     
  4. Theda's Mom

    Theda's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my girls the last Friday of June, which makes them six months old this week. The first of the flock (the Light Brahma) started laying yesterday!!!! [​IMG]

    Maybe this means that the other four (Orpington, Barred Rock, Wynadotte, and NH Red) will soon follow?

    Susan
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2007
  5. Coock-Ol-Doodle-Doo

    Coock-Ol-Doodle-Doo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!!![​IMG]

    Thanks for your ansers.I was just wondering.And congraulations on you chichen.



    Thanks
     

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