When will they start laying???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Krodsorin, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Krodsorin

    Krodsorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 Ancona Hens 16 weeks old and 3 blue leghorn bantam hens 16 weeks old
    How long off do you think they are from laying?
     
  2. Daisygirl

    Daisygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Generally chickens start laying at about 20 weeks old, though there is a 5 week margin, and usually as much as 28 weeks for non-production breeds.
    SO you are getting quite close now - - good luck!!!
     
  3. Krodsorin

    Krodsorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes I cant wait. they are good quality.
    but arent you supposed to wait a month or two until their eggs get bigger before you start hatching chicks
    otherwise they will be too little.
     
  4. Daisygirl

    Daisygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely, also I think the younger girls dont let the rooster near them as willingly so they would more likely be infertile.
     

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