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What age do brown chickens lay eggs?

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2008-05-26 16:09:10
2008-05-26 16:09:10

Chickens, whether the chicken is brown, white, blue, red or, or... all start laying eggs when they are mature enough to do so. The average age for chickens to start laying eggs is 5-6 months of age. You will notice the wattle and comb begin to appear more red than pink as they become more developed and distinct. This is an indicator that the young hen is about ready to start laying. And brown chickens don't necessarily lay brown eggs. It's a common misconception. Brown Leghorns, for example, lay white eggs just as their white colored counterparts do. The color of egg the chicken will lay coincides with the color of the earlobe. A white earlobe = white eggs. Colored earlobe = brown or tinted eggs. Hope this helped!

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