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The Egg is no bigger than a quarter

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Today, while tending to the hens I noticed a small egg in the middle of the space where my youngsters hang out.  My group is diverse in age.  I call my golden wyandottes the teenagers.  I purchased them at the end of January with their egg tooth still present. 


They are not large but at the great slender, sleek stage just before they really begin to fill out.  Is it possible that one of them could lay this tiny thing or is it just a egg error from one of my older layers.


My house has hens/pullets  between 1.5 years and 4 weeks.  I saw a thread that talks about wyandottes laying eggs as early as 16 weeks.  today is May 7th. 

This is my first group of wyandottes.  my next to lay will be six more australorps but they are only 10 weeks old.



 

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15-16 weeks is the absolute earliest a pullet can lay. It may be an oddity from one of them or it may simply be a fart egg from one of your mature hens. Look amongst your teenagers for mature, red combs and wattles, as a pullet will develop these prior to laying.
Edited by QueenMisha - 5/8/16 at 10:02pm

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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It could be what they call a fairy egg, it sometimes happens in young pullets
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