4 month old banty laying already

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Victoria62, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Victoria62

    Victoria62 New Egg

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    Hi.. I am new here and I have a question. I have 9 regular chicks (4 dominiques, 4 yellow stars and 1 Rhode Island Red) that are 4 months old and one little red banty hen that is 4 months old also. The banty started laying cute little brown eggs 2 weeks ago. Isn't she too young? I read that most chickens start laying at 6 months. Also, on three different days I have found 2 eggs in the nest. Two of the second eggs were small like the banty, but the second one on one of the days was large like a regular hen egg. Is this normal?? Thanks for any light anyone can shed on this for me.
     
  2. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not uncommon for chickens to begin laying that early. It is not extremely common but it definitely isn't abnormal.
     
  3. Victoria62

    Victoria62 New Egg

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    Thank you for your response. Is it also not unusual for one wee little
    banty to lay 2 eggs per day?
     

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