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Chickens Eggs

Post by JustOneLook » Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:20 pm

How old are chickens before they start laying eggs? We have BABY chickens and would like to know how long until they can start laying eggs... Thanks.

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Post by b_d_41501 » Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:32 pm

Hens begin laying at 18 – 20 weeks of age and a healthy chicken will
lay about one egg a day. A hen does not need a rooster to lay eggs
and eggs are produced in response to day light patterns. The eggs we
buy in the store are not fertilized (they don’t hatch). The size of
the egg is dependant on the age of the hen.
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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:19 am

Yes, it is. What is the sex of your baby chicken? If you want to have family chicken, you should get partner(s) for them when they are grown up, a cock or some hens. If you just want to get some ommelet, you don't need to do that :lol:

Oh I always love baby chicken, they are cutie *cuddle cuddle* :D
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Post by opuntia » Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:15 am

How's that done?I mean finding the sex of chicks.
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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:03 am

Ask them maybe? :lol: j/k

There are many ways to observe their sex:
- examine the external genitalia
- examine the comb
- examine the gonad
- examine the blood hormone
- examine the cell
- examine the cromosome
- etc.
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Post by opuntia » Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:52 am

well i considered asking but couldn't find one :lol: :lol:
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Post by victor » Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:51 am

It's a little bit difficult since they only have a 'hole' called 'kloaka'. I think the best way is to x-ray them and just see the ovarium. :lol:
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Post by mith » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:46 pm

Isn't crowing limited to roosters?
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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:29 pm

Hey but they are chicken, and chicken only can chip-chip, not crowing yet :D
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Post by opuntia » Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:43 am

Dr.Stein wrote:Hey but they are chicken, and chicken only can chip-chip, not crowing yet :D

So almost impossible to find their sex by just looking?
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Post by MrMistery » Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:45 pm

When they are little yes...
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Post by b_d_41501 » Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:50 pm

I'm a chicken farmer, and crowing is only heard from roosters. However, the hens do make a lot of noise by clucking though. I found the easiest way to tell the difference in sex of chicks is just looking at the external genitals.
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