Chickens typically start laying eggs between 4 to 6 months of age.
Look for signs such as squatting, comb and wattle development, and increased activity around the nesting area.
Factors like breed, health, nutrition, daylight hours, and stress levels can impact a chicken's egg-laying timeline.
The first eggs laid by young hens are often smaller in size and may have softer shells.
Egg production can vary based on the breed and environmental factors. Some chickens may lay consistently, while others may have seasonal fluctuations.
Provide a comfortable and safe nesting area, a balanced diet with proper nutrients, ample water, and consistent lighting conditions to support optimal egg production.
If a chicken is not laying eggs, it could be due to factors like stress, illness, age, or inadequate nutrition. Consult a veterinarian for guidance.
Once your chickens start laying, collect and store eggs properly for the best taste and freshness. Remember to gather eggs daily and refrigerate them promptly.