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How long did it take your 'point of lay' hens to actually lay an egg
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Closetlibrarian · 14/10/2017 22:57

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 :(
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?

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thereinmadnesslies · 14/10/2017 22:58

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.

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polkadotdelight · 14/10/2017 22:59

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

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Closetlibrarian · 14/10/2017 23:02

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

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Ilovechocolate111 · 24/10/2017 20:25

Mine where 6 months old. X

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AethelflaedsWhiteGoose · 24/10/2017 20:28

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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