Our 4-H chickens are 18 weeks old now. We still have 39 (only lost one when it was 3 days old) and are all doing really well. The other day, Art discovered the first egg. Chickens usually start laying eggs anywhere from 16-24 weeks old depending on the type of chicken. Hopefully they will all be laying soon and we can sell last years laying hens. We will have plenty of eggs, so anyone that is local we sell them for $2 a dozen and we could use a few more egg customers. The boys use the money to buy chicken feed and supplies for the chickens.