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When to expect 1st egg

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mmclaughlin, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. mmclaughlin

    mmclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 28, 2013
    New Hampshire
    I have hatched 4 new chicks that are about 5 weeks old
    will they lay at the normal 20ish weeks or so
    Or because the are late summer babies will they wait till spring??
    That is if they turn out to be girls :)
  2. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
    It's impossible to know for sure. A lot depends on the breed and the individual hen, as well as the conditions in your specific area. You won't know until it happens.
  3. Farm Girl 1

    Farm Girl 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2014
    If the breed is a high production breed they should lay at twenty weeks. If a regular breed i think that some might wait until spring but some might start laying and just not lay very often.

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