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When do chickens start laying?

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chompie · 08/05/2009 20:04

We've recently got our first bantams (Buff Orpingtons & Pekins).
They are currently 15 weeks old. When should we expect them to start laying? Is it from about 18 weeks onwards?

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partystress · 08/05/2009 23:47

We've got sussex something or others and it was about 5 months old. But worth the wait as they've given us an egg each right through the winter - never have so many pancakes been tossed by so many eggcited kids Good luck

chompie · 09/05/2009 09:52

Thanks. We can't wait for our first egg!

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