When do chickens start laying eggs? Lots and lots of people ask me this question. It seems like a mystery because you get so many different answers from everyone. My hens started laying at 4 months, my hens started at 6 months. Then I get, “My hens are 8 months and still no eggs, is something wrong?” The answer is no, probably not. Different breeds can start at different ages. Get my new book “Becky’s Guide To Raising Backyard Chickens” here.