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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cmclean, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. cmclean

    cmclean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When can I expect my hens to start laying eggs? I think they are about 3 mths old. I have read different posts about egg laying. Some say at 5 mths, others say hens are older. What about your first eggs? How old were the hens?
     
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    I got my first egg when my hen was around 7 months, it varies on the breed, no one can say when your pullet will lay, usually around 6-8 months.
     
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  3. maxxsmommy

    maxxsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just got my first egg last night and they are 18 weeks old as of yesterday [​IMG] Depends on the breed and when they feel like laying.
     
  4. kerrysmommy

    kerrysmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when my hens started laying it was about 3 mo. i think some started earlier it depends on the beed
     
  5. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    Quote:What breed are your pullets? I have never heard of a pullet laying an egg at that young of age.
     
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  6. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What breed are your hens? I have never heard of a pullet laying an egg at that young of age.

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  7. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have heard 20-25 weeks
     
  8. kerrysmommy

    kerrysmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What breed are your pullets? I have never heard of a pullet laying an egg at that young of age.

    most of them got eatin by a fox but i think one was a roade island red im not sure but most of mine have started laying very very early...............no clue why.
     
  9. cmclean

    cmclean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What breed are your pullets? I have never heard of a pullet laying an egg at that young of age.

    most of them got eatin by a fox but i think one was a roade island red im not sure but most of mine have started laying very very early...............no clue why.

    They probably had to start early to avoid the FOX! So sorry you lost your hens so tragically.[​IMG]
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have had some pullets lay as early as 16 weeks (4 months) but generally 20 to 24 weeks is more the norm (5 to 6 months). My Rhode Island Whites are early birds.
     

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