When should my chicks start laying eggs?

Happy Chooks

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I had 7 (now 6 courtesy of a hawk) and they are all different breeds. They started laying at 19 weeks (sex link) and the last one laid at 24 weeks. (sicilian buttercup)
 

Wynette

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I've had them start at 32+ weeks...you really don't want them to begin TOO soon (unless they are a production breed), because early laying can cause issues later, such as prolapse. If chickens teach you anything...it's patience!
 

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