when will they start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 6CHICKS141, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. 6CHICKS141

    6CHICKS141 Out Of The Brooder

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    I havent gotten my chicks yet (I'm getting 6 americanas) but i was wondering if anyone knew how long it would take for them to start laying eggs? Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they are ready. They may start after 20 weeks. It can be longer, much longer sometimes.
     
  3. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EEer was the first of mine to lay and she was 19.6 days. So some time around week 20 give or take. My others were within a week or two.

    I just got 12 ISA Browns- I hear they are sooner- like 15 or 16 weeks.
     
  4. Jenikate

    Jenikate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told 5-7 months...? By the way...I just got 4 Americaunas and 2 Buff Brahmas. Love how differently colored they are!
     
  5. sammyh312

    sammyh312 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hens i have that i got as chicks (3 RIR, 2 Doms, 2 Lackenvelders, 1 B'cup) started laying at 5-7 months. I was starting to wonder what i was doing wrong, but in two years i dont think the Doms have ever missed a day. With other Doms, Orps, & Brahmas, eggs are pouring in, but the other breeds will miss a day here and there.
     

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