When will my Bantam start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by poofhair, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. poofhair

    poofhair Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I have had my bantam chicken for 18 weeks or a little more and wondering if my chicken will start laying soon? How long does it (on average) take?
     
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends any where from 6-8months.
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Hi welcome....

    Mine didn't lay until 30 weeks... But I think that is a bit unusual.
     
  4. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started at 16 weeks but the batch i had a year prior didn't lay until they were about 22 weeks. All were cochin bantams. The ameraucana hens i had didn't start laying until they were about 32 weeks :eek: Depends on the breed maybe? I am still learning sooo much after about 2 years of owning chickens.
     

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