When will my hen start to lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bantamguy13, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. bantamguy13

    bantamguy13 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 28, 2015
    I have a silver duckwing old english hen that my cousin gave me a couple days ago he doesnt know how old she is because someone gave it to him but she looks to be 6 to 7 months when will she be ready to lay eggs and when should i provide her a nest and how can i work on taming her because she squaks and flaps wen i try to grab her
  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jun 23, 2015
    Congrats on the bird!

    OEGs can be a little skittish, but treats and calm movements can tame them down some, especially if they aren't bullied by other chickens.

    She should start laying before 30 weeks of age, though it depends on the individual.

    Best of luck! [​IMG]
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