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When will they start to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nsampsel, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Nsampsel

    Nsampsel Songster

    Mar 6, 2012
    East Central Ohio
    I have 2 Red Stars & 2 Tetra Tints (all marked Production Layers) from TSC that are 6-8 weeks old. They are HUGE compared to my 4 little Bantums that are about the same age. I also got 6 more TT's that are about 3-4 weeks younger, a Columbian Rock about 4-5 weeks younger, a Black Star that's about 1-2 weeks old now, & 4 more Banties at about 1-2 weeks old.

    I know my Reds & TT's should probably start laying 1st...but what age is that likely to be?

  2. glucke

    glucke In the Brooder

    Dec 14, 2011
    i had a production black that started laying as early as 15 weeks. the other ones followed at 17 weeks(a production red) and two more at 19 weeks(a red and a black the same day). they are very good layers even throughout winter.
  3. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Songster

    Mar 31, 2012
    Lorenzo, TX

    From what I've been reading it seems that most breeds begin to lay between 4 and 6 months of age, so you are looking at a couple more months for your oldest chicks. If you check out the breed section you may get a better idea for each of your different breeds.
  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    Expect them to start at 20 to 26 weeks. If they start earlier you'll have a pleasant surprise.

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