Are you planning on raising chickens yet?!  Well, if you are you may find yourself wondering how often do chickens lay eggs.

There is nothing more delicious than fresh eggs from your own homestead. And right now, you want your own eggs!

The average chicken will lay one egg per day. There are a lot of factors that weigh into this, so don’t be alarmed if you are receiving fewer eggs than one per day. It takes time!  Be patient!

How often do chickens lay eggs?

It takes a hen around 25 hours to form an egg start to finish. How amazing is that?! An egg is created in a hen’s reproductive system.

How long does it take for an egg to form?

The average age that a young female chicken starts to lay an egg is around 6 months of age (or around 24 weeks of age).

How old should chickens be when they start laying eggs?

If a chicken has low calcium, they will produce an egg that has a soft shell, who knew?!  There are ways to help this though!

Does a chicken need calcium to lay eggs?


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