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when should my chickens start laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thewolf1039, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. thewolf1039

    thewolf1039 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a few 2 month old chicks
    and i cant wait to have fresh eggs
    when should thay start laying[​IMG]
     
  2. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on the breed, what type of pullets do you have?
     
  3. thewolf1039

    thewolf1039 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im not sure [​IMG]
     
  4. Foxeh

    Foxeh Just Hatched

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    Mine just started laying at 6 months
     
  5. thewolf1039

    thewolf1039 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are almost 3 months
     
  6. HeavensHens88

    HeavensHens88 Overrun With Chickens

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    Lost, I fear.
    If they're a standard breed, you can begin to expect eggs at 16-20 weeks (roughly 5 months). Bantams and skinnier standards around 22-26 weeks (6 months). Both times vary- some hens hold out until 8 months or longer. ;)
    ~Sarah
     
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  7. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it depends on the breed, I have cochin bantams and they take their sweet time when it comes to starting to lay. I think mine were 5 months before they started. Large Fowl like RIR or sexlinks BO and such usually are anywhere from 16 to 20 weeks I think
     
  8. thewolf1039

    thewolf1039 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have bantams
     
  9. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    unfortunately you have a ways to wait yet. Bantams mature slower and can be anywhere from 5 to 6 months. When they do lay an egg you will feel like you hit the lottery, at least I did [​IMG]
     
  10. thewolf1039

    thewolf1039 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]hahaha thank you so much
     

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