When Will They Lay??!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MKKimmen, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. MKKimmen

    MKKimmen In the Brooder

    We have Four 5 1/2 month old's that we are waiting on to start laying. When should we expect them too? I thought I read they will start laying at about 4-5 months??

  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

    Jun 21, 2009
    It depends on the breed, and other stuff like moulting. My barred rock layed her first egg at 20 weeks, the golden and the silver laced wyandottes were 32 and 34 weeks old. My bantam cochins were 16 weeks old.

    I know it is really really hard to wait on that first egg.

    I changed up the feed to higher protein, showed them a kfc bucket. Golf balls, I am not sure what got them to lay or if it was just time for them to start laying. They are a year old now and all laying everyday.

    My next batch are nearing first egg age.

    I did take pictures of all our first eggs.

  3. MKKimmen

    MKKimmen In the Brooder

    Our Silver Laced Wyandotte, White Leghorn, and 2 Rhode Island Reds are all 22 weeks! We have 3 older girls that we got at a year old that we are getting eggs from right now, and the four 2 month old ones that have a while to go. But I was just curious about when the 22 week old ones would start...so sounds like maybe a few more weeks??? We do have the 22 week old ones also on the higher calcium laying feed.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2010

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