When does egg laying start?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LittlenRedHen782, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. LittlenRedHen782

    LittlenRedHen782 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have RIRs and assorted Bantams. I am wondering at what age do they usually start laying?
     
  2. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    It depends on the breeds. I think that my Rhode Island Reds started at 18 weeks of age
     
  3. LittlenRedHen782

    LittlenRedHen782 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    !8 weeks that means I am half way to a fresh egg for breakfast everyday!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    I will never forget my first egg. My daughter would run to the house with her hand held high into the air with the little itty bitty egg in her hand. So happy almost like it was christmas
     
  5. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    But for some it is later. 18 weeks is early, some will even start at 16 weeks.- but often it is 20-24 weeks and beyond.
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    20 seems to be a good average to count on for big girls, I don't know about bantams though.
     

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