17 week olds started laying already!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kharmel, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Kharmel

    Kharmel Out Of The Brooder

    May 24, 2010
    I wasn't expecting them to start for another month but I found an egg on a bale of hay and because of the red feather, I knew it was my New Hampshire Red. Imagine my surprise when I saw my Black Sexlink up on the top of the hay stack and scaled the bales stacked 6 high only to find a nest of 13 eggs!! If they are all hers which I think they must be because the NH is laying in a different spot, she would have started 2 weeks ago at 15 weeks!

    This is so much fun, every day is like an Easter egg hunt:D

    BTW, the eggs are small but I expect they'll get bigger as the girls mature. Also, after I cleaned out the 13 eggs, the next day, there was one of those icky shelless ones. Why would she lay normal egss and then all of a sudden a shelless one? I'm getting some oyster shell today.
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    They are working out the kinks in the plumbing. Sometimes I still occasionally get a shell-less egg from my old ladies and they are 3 y.o. It just happens sometimes.

    Congratulations on the eggs! A lot of waiting chicken parents are going to be upset to hear you got them so young. Lucky you!

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