14-15 week old Delaware layed first egg?

roche477

Songster
10 Years
May 15, 2009
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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.
Should I start the flock on layer feed now or stay with the chick starter?
 

Cloverleaf Farm

Bearded Birds are Best
11 Years
Sep 16, 2008
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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!
 

Gardeninggranny

In the Brooder
11 Years
Oct 29, 2008
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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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