When Will Chickens Lay Eggs?

It's a wonderful thing when a hen lays an egg usually because you have been waiting and checking the nesting box daily for weeks.

Hens should begin producing eggs when they are 18- 22 weeks old. There are breeds that will start laying as early as 16 weeks.

One simple way to think about it is that spring chicks will start laying in the fall.

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A hen will only lay one egg a day.

Maximum egg production is reached during summer days with 16 hours of daylight.

Egg production may continue during the spring, fall, and winter when artificial light is supplemented to provide 14 -16 hours of light.

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