When will my hen start laying eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by adcockfarm, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. adcockfarm

    adcockfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi i have a barred rock aged about 17.4 weeks. she started squatting around a week ago. when will she start laying eggs?
     
  2. Lucyluvchickens

    Lucyluvchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should start laying about 6-8months of age
     
  3. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree 6 to 8 months.
     
  4. adcockfarm

    adcockfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank u! so is she squatting early? i thought it was 1-2 weeks after they squat.
     
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  5. Lucyluvchickens

    Lucyluvchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, I'm not sure, maybe she's just wanting to lay down for some reason. I dunno
     
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  6. AnnieSantiago

    AnnieSantiago Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So how soon after she started squatting did she actually lay?
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    It can be days or weeks from squat to lay. ..each bird is different.
     

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