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Q: At about what age do chickens start laying eggs?

February 19, 2009 | By Rachel B. | 5 answers | Expired: 2117 days ago

Rachel B.

I was given two who just started laying and I'm trying to figure out how old they are.

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Tina F.
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Feb 20, 2009

They normally start laying at around 5 months. However, if it's very cold it may take longer! Good luck!

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Feb 19, 2009

A chicken will start laying eggs around 4 to 6 months of age. Hope this helps!

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kathi j.
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Feb 20, 2009

I have 4 silver-laced wyandottes. I got them at a week old. Three of them began laying at almost six months. The problem was that after the time change there was less sunlight so they aren't prone to laying. My 4th started laying at 7 months. It depends on the breed of chicken. Also, mine are free-roaming except at night. Good luck and enjoy those tasty eggs!

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