When will they start to lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ARose4Heaven, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Songster

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    I have 7 red-sexlink hens hatched March 30th...they are quite large now. When can I expect them to start laying eggs?
    I also have 10 buff orppintons, hatched April 20th, when will they be laying?
    I also have an assortment of roos...Do I have to keep a rooster to have eggs on my table, or can I just eat my roos as they get big enough?
     
  2. SusanMarie

    SusanMarie In the Brooder

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    My chicken began laying at 5 or 6 months. It varied. Also, you do not have to have roosters to get eggs!
     
  3. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    Most of my chickens have started laying at about 5 months, give or take a couple of weeks. I have heard that some breeds do take a little longer. And, no, there is no rooster needed to have eggs! Good luck! [​IMG] Genie
     

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