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What's the youngest a pullet can lay an egg?

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I have 19 laying hens 4 of which are around three years old and the rest are a year and a half. I hatched three new girls during the weekend of September 12th. Today I got 10 eggs which is the norm this time of year and with them was this little booger- Any way this could be from the fifteen week old pullets or is this a fart egg from one of my older hens? The pullets are two Welsummers and one Welsummer-Maran mix (Rooster is a Welsummer).
7- Araucana Hens, 1- Rhode Island Red Hen, 2- Barred Rock Hens, 1- Speckled Sussex Hen, 1- Buff Laced Polish Hen, 4- Cuckoo Maran Hens, 4 Welsummer Hens and 1- Welsummer Roo
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7- Araucana Hens, 1- Rhode Island Red Hen, 2- Barred Rock Hens, 1- Speckled Sussex Hen, 1- Buff Laced Polish Hen, 4- Cuckoo Maran Hens, 4 Welsummer Hens and 1- Welsummer Roo
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I'm not a betting man, but I'd be willing to bet that is a fart egg.

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I suppose anything is possible but I would also bet that it is a fart egg.  The earliest I've ever had a pullet lay is around 4 months.

 

You can look at your pullets and tell if it is possible. Their combs are usually very red once they are mature enough to lay. If the combs are still dark or pale then they aren't likely to lay. ;)

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Fart egg. I've never had pullets start off that small.

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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