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How long did it take your 'point of lay' hens to actually lay an egg

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Closetlibrarian Sat 14-Oct-17 22:57:08

Hi fellow chicken-keepers!
We got our (hybrid) hens last week. So far so good. The girls seem to have settled in well to their new home. They're in a 10x16ft walk-in run, so have lots of space and spend the day happily scratching and strutting about.
But, so far no eggs sad
I keep on forgetting during the day to call the farm we got them from to ask when I can expect them to start laying. Any ideas? How soon did your hens take to produce their first egg?

thereinmadnesslies Sat 14-Oct-17 22:58:49

I think ours have taken as long as 3-4 weeks, it seems to vary a little by the mix of breeds in the hybrid. Once one starts laying the others will get the idea.

polkadotdelight Sat 14-Oct-17 22:59:17

Ours were hatched in June (or maybe July) and laid their first eggs in December so 5-6 months old.

Closetlibrarian Sat 14-Oct-17 23:02:26

3-4 weeks sad
DD may expire from impatience by then!

Ilovechocolate111 Tue 24-Oct-17 20:25:18

Mine where 6 months old. X

AethelflaedsWhiteGoose Tue 24-Oct-17 20:28:51

About a month. Hang in there, once our ladies started they didn’t stop! We eat a lot of omelettes grin

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