When to expect eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gapeach717, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If all my chicks were born in this month, when should I possibly expect eggs to start showing up? I know I have read somewhere about molting and not laying in cold winters? I live in the deep south and we are lucky to see freezing a whole lot in the winters. Do you think I will see eggs this year?

    Thank you!
     
  2. TNchK

    TNchK New Egg

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    Usually around 19 weeks of age
     
  3. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the breed but most generally around 19-20 weeks. I got my first eggs when mine were 18 wks.
     
  4. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you both!! that puts me ummm right on the FIRST day of our out of town vacation....looks like someone else will be eating my first eggs!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same thing happened to us. We went on vacation, had the nesting boxes all set, explained the routine to son's friend who was taking care of them. He did a great job. I would check in every other day with him & ask....any eggs? Nope. Came home on a Sunday, went to the coop to see them and there they were.....2 eggs in the corner on the floor! I asked the my son's friend if was sure he check the coop thoroughly every morning & night....Yep he did. Figured they must of been laid later in the afternoon afternoon after he gave them some treats! Don't know why on the floor....beginners I guess!! lol
     

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