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How Long Does It Take For a Hen to Lay Her First Egg?

How Long Does It Take For a Hen to Lay Her First Egg?

Chickens
The excitement of buying chicks is usually only overcome with the arrival of your hen’s first egg! Often this moment will be a joyous surprise, while for some owners, the longer it takes, the more anxious they will get and many will wonder: is there something wrong with my hen, are they sick, do they need a rooster, am I giving them the wrong food? Most of the time these questions just create unnecessary nerves and frustration, when what your chickens need the most is your patience. While you wait for your hens to lay their first egg, you should be calm, patient, and affectionate; not nervous, anxious, and dominant. Here are some of the best things you can do for your chickens as they prepare to lay their first eggs. At what age hens normally lay their first egg? In general, most hens...