14-15 week old Delaware layed first egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by roche477, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. roche477

    roche477 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    Malvern, Arkansas
    One of my 14-15 week old Delaware's layed an egg. I thought it was still early, but I guess she didn't. [​IMG] Should I start the flock on layer feed now or stay with the chick starter?
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    Maybe mix them?? Or you could offer oyster shell seperately and she will eat it if she needs it. I would guess that her eggs will be very intermittent right now, and she may even stop for a while and restart at the right time...or maybe you just have an early bloomer...lucky you! [​IMG]
  3. Gardeninggranny

    Gardeninggranny In the Brooder

    Oct 29, 2008
    I would start your pullets on layer if one has laid an egg. It won't hurt at this stage. They are probably laying a bit early because its the maximum time of year for day length. Layer feed will make sure they can cover egg laying while still growing. You could also have an early maturing strain.

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