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gluber's avatar

How long does it take till a baby chic starts laying eggs?

Asked by gluber (10points) May 22nd, 2008
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jrpowell's avatar

From here.

“The laying cycle of a chicken flock usually covers a span of about 12 months. Egg production begins when the birds reach about 18–22 weeks of age, depending on the breed and season.”

This would be consistent with what I have observed. We have had a few batches of chickens in our backyard over the last four or five years.

Harp's avatar

Forever. Science has proven that baby chicks never lay eggs.

PupnTaco's avatar

Also, egg laying will slow or stop during winter.

gailcalled's avatar

It may not lay eggs but it will be well-dressed if it is chic.

PupnTaco's avatar

Yes, but can babies ever be truly chic? That’s more the parent’s doing, I think.

gailcalled's avatar

@Pupn: Nah, unless it was my babies, when they weren’t depositing some corporeal fluid somewhere, usually on me.

circedog's avatar

My chicks were born about April 19 and began laying eggs on Oct. 11. It seemed forever… Good luck.

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