14 week old hen laid egg!! Have I been tricked????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jools8, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. jools8

    jools8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there. I'm new to hen keeping so I find this site brilliant for answers. I found an egg (small) in the hens box. My hen is 14 weeks old, no older, as I raised them from one week old. I thought it might be another 6 or 8 weeks before it laid its first egg. At the moment I have one hen and one rooster so it's definitely from the hen. Upon collection and in my excitment I just wondered whether someone might have put it in there for a joke, however, the egg is smallish. Do you think it's possible for such a young bird to lay an egg? I think hen is a black australothorpe?? It has access to garden and has a very varied diet. Thank you.
     
  2. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's possible. I'm fair sure my baby was 14weeks when she laid her first egg, 16weeks at the oldest. So No it's not likely, but yes it is possible. [​IMG] Congrats
     
  3. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my red sexlinks laid her first egg at 15 weeks. So it is possible.
     
  4. dacdeihl

    dacdeihl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enjoy the first egg! That's always exciting when that first egg comes.
     

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