When will they start?

SoonersDucks

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I got my hens back at the beginning of April. When do they normally start laying? Does the temperature (been hot here) have an affect on them starting to lay? I have 4 Black Australorps, 2 Red Orphingtons, and 2 Buff Orphingtons.
 

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Is there anything I should be doing? They have grit, oyster shell, food and water as well as scratch feed.
What all and how exactly are you feeding?

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SoonersDucks

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Well we have our first eggs... they are kinda small, but I thought I read that is normal for the beginning. Correct or no?
 

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I got my hens back at the beginning of April. When do they normally start laying? Does the temperature (been hot here) have an affect on them starting to lay? I have 4 Black Australorps, 2 Red Orphingtons, and 2 Buff Orphingtons.
usually between 4 and 6 months old, the one thing to make sure of besides food rations are that they have plenty of water, during hot spells I either freeze corn and put in their water or add ice cubes
 

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