When will the chickens lay?

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

  1. BackyardFlock17

    BackyardFlock17 Out Of The Brooder

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    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. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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