What is the approximate age of chickens when they start laying eggs?

Simple answer: Approximately 5 MonthsHowever, there are quite a few other factors that can play a roll in when a chicken begins to lay. Rate of development is going to vary depending on the breed of chicken. Some breeds develop much slower than others. Many chickens are selectively bred

What are the health benefits of chicken coop?

For the chickens or the humans? For the chicken a well built coop will protect them from predators. I live on the coast of California & my chickens go into their coop at dusk. They know that the: rats, raccoons & coyotes