When should I get eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newchickenista, May 22, 2012.

  1. newchickenista

    newchickenista Chirping

    Jan 25, 2012
    Southeastern, Oklahoma
    Hi I have 12 week old hens:

    3 Barred Plymouth Rocks

    1 RIR

    1 Production Red

    Do some breeds produce eggs earlier than others?

    When should I expect eggs from these breeds? How many nest boxes would be ideal for 5 hens?

    I wasn't expecting eggs any earlier than the end of June/ first of July (which would make them around 17-18 weeks old) but just want to see if that is too early or too late of a guess..

    Any egg laying info will help :)
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    2-3 nest boxes would be enough. You should get eggs when they are around 18-20 weeks old. Giving them layer pellets/mash in the mornings when they are around that age should get them going.

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