when do they start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by banditgin, May 21, 2010.

  1. banditgin

    banditgin Songster

    Jul 16, 2007
    Boonsboro, MD
    I am pretty sure this has been asked before but how old are hens when they start laying normally? Just curious to when we should start expecting eggs. We have Buff Orpingtons.
  2. theFox

    theFox Songster

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    Quote:Anytime from 16 weeks up, all chickens come into lay on their own schedule and local environmental factors.

    Those Buff Orpingtons tend to be quite a bit later later than the egg laying hybrids. Mine were laying at 32 weeks.
  3. shaggy

    shaggy Songster

    May 11, 2009
    Orange, Texas

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