when will my chicks start laying eggs?

aprild78

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 13, 2014
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My babies are 5/6 weeks, and I'm a first time chicken owner. When will they start laying eggs, and do I need to do anything to prepare for this? Thank you!
 

Judy

Crowing
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10 Years
Feb 5, 2009
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The average age is probably around 20 weeks, but it varies greatly. Some breeds usually wait til around 24 or 26 weeks. An occasional individual might not lay for a year. I had one start just before 15 weeks.
 
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