15 week old pullet lays 1st eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chcickendude, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. chcickendude

    chcickendude Hatching

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    15 weeks ago we purchased day old sexed reds from the local feed mill. The last two days we have been delivered 2 small eggs. Everything I read tells me that it is a month or so too early to begin seeing eggs.

    Thoughts?
     

  2. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

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    hmmm..are you sure they weren't a little older when you purchased them?? Congrats on getting eggs anyways!
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

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    Yes, they could be older than you think. otherwise they haven't read the books which tell them when they should start to lay,


    Sandie
     
  4. droopy

    droopy In the Brooder

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    my six hens are almost 16 weeks as well and i got 1 small egg the other day but nothing since. the one that laid it has been squaking non stop and squats if approuched but not laying anymore
     
  5. HLAC

    HLAC Songster

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    My red sex-links (golden comets) turned 15 weeks old two days ago. I got the first egg from them today. [​IMG]
     

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