When will my hen lay eggs!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RedBreasted, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. RedBreasted

    RedBreasted Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2014
    So in June 2014 i bought 1 Rhode Island Red rooster as a chick and a black breasted red bantam hen also as a chick. I raise them in my backyard to now. They are now grownups but i was wondering when will they lay egg? Like make babies so i can have more chickens. I don't know when my rooster and my hen will mate. So i bought them as a chick in June and now is September, is already been 3-4 months.:/
  2. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2013
    My Coop
    I don't know about your bantam, but RIR start laying at about 17 weeks. My Buff Orpingtons didn't start laying until about 20 weeks.

    If you're at 4 months, it won't be long now! But you might check your specific breeds. It may take a bit for your roo to mature enough to be fertile. Has he started mounting her?

    Best of cluck to ya!

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