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When will the chickens lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BackyardFlock17, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. BackyardFlock17

    BackyardFlock17 In the Brooder

    Jul 7, 2016
    I have 6 hens and one rooster in my flock. At least one, maybe two hens in my flock have started laying. They are 4 1/2 months old. One is a RIR and the others are ISA browns.

  2. pullets start to lay around 16-24 weeks old, and just because some are the same breed it doesn't mean that they will start laying at the same time.
  3. dindonuffin

    dindonuffin In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2016
    Central Alabama
    I think some of it depends on the breed. Mine just started laying 9/3/16 and they were about 24 weeks old.
  4. carlf

    carlf Chirping

    Jul 2, 2016
    Mobile, AL
    Laying at 18 weeks is about on schedule but it might take another month or more for the rest to start.

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