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when will my chickens lay there 1st egg ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Danny81577, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Danny81577

    Danny81577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 16 chickens that were hatched 10/15/08 they are light brahmas, rir, barred rocks,bo,and Americanas. They should be at laying age right?
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd give them another month and they should be laying, maybe 2 months for the brahmas.
     
  3. allisojo

    allisojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have five RIR and BO pullets that were born 10/1/08 - just a couple of weeks before yours. Three just started laying about a week ago (two BOs and one RIR) and two haven't laid yet (two RIRs). In fact, the two non-layers haven't even started squatting for me yet. So yours should be getting close, I would think. [​IMG]

    Edit: I should point out that I live in Albuquerque, and the weather's been absolutely gorgeous here lately. That might be helping move things along a bit.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009
  4. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About 6 months and you can expect eggs.
     
  5. chickie momma di

    chickie momma di Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think your real close i think it's at about 20 weeks give or take a couple but it depends on the chicken
     
  6. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    The correct answer is the day after you decide that they are never laying and you give up.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, they'll probably start around 21-23 weeks.
     
  8. apukanski

    apukanski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 10 white leghorns, one laid at 18 weeks to the day. The others took a little bit longer.
     
  9. My chicken is cuter

    My chicken is cuter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Totally right the one day I didn't look was the first day she layed. I found two eggs the next day when I was cleaning the house. (The hen house)
    Except I thought my sister put them in there to tease me.
     

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