When Should My hens Lay? 19 1/2 weeks and Counting.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jonny Anvil, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey everyone,

    I am still on the long learning curve when it comes to backyard poultry. I have never had chickens that are close to laying before so things are really new to me. I have done some reading on the forum and searched through many topics. Maybe something is not right?

    Right now I have some hens that are 19 1/2 weeks old they were sold to me as "Red Sussex" but I was informed they are not???
    here is the thread link https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=4520433#p4520433

    I have the Nest boxes installed and have been providing them with a layer feed, as well as oyster shells and grit inside and plenty of water.

    I have an open coop style right now as our weather here in the summer can get hot, but as of the past week it has been very rainy!

    Is there anything else I should or could do or is this just a case of wait and see?

  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    I think "wait and see" pretty much sums it up.
  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Soon--probably within the next 8 weeks [​IMG]
  4. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Chillin' With My Peeps


    I was worried for a bit...lol an old area farmer said they should had begun already and it raised some concerns.

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