When should my hens start laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JonBoyWhat, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. JonBoyWhat

    JonBoyWhat Out Of The Brooder

    31
    0
    22
    Apr 18, 2011
    Plant City Florida
    I have 7 silver phoenix hens born may 16 2011 when should they start laying
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,519
    70
    201
    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Unless they have supplemental lighting, in the spring.
     
  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    Unless you put artificial lighting on them to bring the light period up to about 14 hours a day, most likely they will wait until the days start to get longer...so anywhere from January to early March, possibly. Or they could surprise you tomorrow, you just never know.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by