1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

When will my girls start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jenna14Chicken, May 1, 2016.

  1. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,072
    32
    111
    Mar 19, 2016
    OH.
    Hi everyone my girls are very young so I no they will not be laying for awhile but when will they start and when should move them outside? They are very young so I no not soon but when? They are only about two weeks or so old
     
  2. birdies123

    birdies123 New Egg

    1
    0
    6
    Apr 29, 2016
    Hi Jenn the girls need to be about 8 weeks before you can put them outside depending on where you live. I live in the south so it's warm here already. They should start laying about 4 to 6 months. Good luck and have fun
     
  3. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,072
    32
    111
    Mar 19, 2016
    OH.
    Hi we live up here in Ohio. So I'll have to wait a few more weeks. But we were going to add them to our old flock how do u do this without pecking order and stuff?
     
  4. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

    439
    61
    88
    Aug 18, 2015
    Long Island NY
    Hi Jenna, my new chicks a 3 weeks old. My older girls are kept in an enclosed run. This past week I cornered off an area of the big girls run and put a cover on it also so the big girls can't get in. I brought the littles out yesterday for about an hour. As soon as the weather stays in the 70's I will bring them out more often. I will do this for about a month. Outside in the day inside ( my house) at night. Then I will start to put there cage in the coop at night for about a week or so. Then I will let them with the big girls. I hate the whole pecking order and thought I would never do it again, but I did. I just drag the whole process out lol.
     
  5. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

    439
    61
    88
    Aug 18, 2015
    Long Island NY
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Here are some pics of my set up.
     
  6. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,072
    32
    111
    Mar 19, 2016
    OH.
    Ok thank you very much your birds are beautiful and look very healthy! We came up with a way to add the new girls. It said online somewhere that if you make a whole new environment for them neither flock will have ownership of the coop/ pen so they will not fight as much because they will learn to share. I'm not sure if this Will work thou I hope it does! Has anyone done this before? If so did it go well?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by