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How do you know when chickens are ready to lay eggs?
Last Updated: 9th June, 2020
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Similarly, it is asked, how long does it take for a chicken to lay its first egg?
about 24 to 26 hours
Furthermore, do chickens lay small eggs at first? Chickens change the most during thefirstyear of life. At 20-25 weeks old, pullets (young hens)laytheir first eggs, which will be smallandweak-shelled. Over time they will lay more frequently,theeggs will become larger and the shellsharder.
Subsequently, one may also ask, how do I encourage my chickens to lay eggs?
There are several ways you can encourage your hens to layintheir nest boxes, ensuring that you get the maximum number offresh,clean eggs.
- Provide the Right Number of Nest Boxes.
- Make the Nest Boxes Appealing.
- Collect the Eggs Regularly.
- Provide Enough Roosting Spots.
- Train Your Chickens With a "Nest Egg"
How can I tell how old my chickens are?
All Grown Up. The age of maturity varies by afewweeks from breed to breed. You'll know a chicken is atleast16 weeks old if they look like an adult. A youngrooster atthis age will have spurs that are less than athird of aninch long at 6 months old.