Will chicks hatched in May/June lay in the fall?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenchok, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. chickenchok

    chickenchok Songster

    Sep 6, 2008
    North Carolina
    I was wondering if anyone has experience w/ chicks hatched in May or June... will they begin laying in the fall?
    Thank you!
  2. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Been there done that as they say...we had one set that was hatched at the end of May and a second set hatched the end of June. The began laying in Nov. and Dec. [​IMG]
  3. poltroon

    poltroon Songster

    Feb 28, 2008
    California (North Coast)
    Ours did as well. Born May 19, started laying in November.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2009
  4. wings

    wings Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    I got RIRs hatched in late June and started laying in mid November. I think it depends on the breed.
  5. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    Mine started laying in the middle of dec to jan. Some breeds though might wait until spring if your in the north unless you put them under lights. I have some penedesenca x welsummers that I'm still waiting on. Haven't seen a brown egg yet.
  6. hoosier

    hoosier Songster

    My first group were born Memorial Day weekend and started laying in October, which was earlier than I had expected. (Since it was my first ones, and I didn't have BYC, I didn't know the signs.) They were assorted large fowl.
  7. My golden comet was born around may 15, 2008, and was laying well by the end of september.
  8. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    A few of mine started laying in Dec. that were hatched in May. I didn't have much luck with that. Getting an earlier start this year. [​IMG]
  9. chickenchok

    chickenchok Songster

    Sep 6, 2008
    North Carolina
    Thank you, everyone, for your prompt and helpful replies! This really helps us in deciding whether to order then or not! You are an awesome group!
  10. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

    May 16, 2008
    Nesconset, LI, NY

    I had 6 hatched in July that all started laying in December, except for one that started laying in January. So I would say hatched in June, start laying in November, hatched in May, start laying in October. Rough estimates, of course, depending on the breed and individual chickens. Good luck with your chickens! Genie

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