when should I expect eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cha Cha Chicken, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Cha Cha Chicken

    Cha Cha Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im a newbie here [​IMG]
    Was wondering...... my 6 girls are 15 weeks today. What is the minimum age for laying? [​IMG]
     
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Everyone will tell you that it depends on the breed; at least 1/2 of those will tell you that they will lay when they are ready. What breed do you have?
     
  3. Cha Cha Chicken

    Cha Cha Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one buff orp, two Ameraucanas,one dominiqe, one Bantam brahma, a Rhode island red... and a partridge in a pear tree [​IMG]
     
  4. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Not knowing the breeds, I would say NOT to expect any eggs until they are at least 25 weeks old. If you get eggs earlier than that-well call it a good surprise! [​IMG]
     
  5. ambabya

    ambabya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE started laying at 28 weeks and I read that is pretty normal for them. My BO and Wyandotte are still not laying (same age).
     
  6. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    last year I got may chicks, and they didn't lay until the next march, heritage breeds like chanteclers, delaware etc... this spring, I got a bunch in april, and 3 of the 18 are laying, just started last week, a salmon faverolle, an ancona and a golden comet.
     
  7. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say at least 24 weeks isn't pushing it. I would wager that the rhode island red will be he first to lay if hey are hatchery birds. Some can lay as soon as 18 weeks but I hear that is rare. Kk.e took almost exactly 25 weeks and they are mainly hatchery barred rocks.
     
  8. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    I have RIR's, barred rocks, jersey giants, new hampshire reds, white rocks, and austrolorps and they all started laying at around 20 weeks, give or take a week... [​IMG]
     
  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree !!
     
  10. chalynm

    chalynm Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just about to ask the same thing. My australorps will be 22 weeks Monday, and still nothing. A friend of mine, who thinks we were absolutely nuts to get chickens in the first place, keeps calling them our money wasters and those @#! eggless birds.
     

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