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at 12 weeks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nfrost, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. nfrost

    nfrost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have about 25 chickens, and 6 leghorns that are about 12-14 weeks old and they started laying already really small eggs but laying none the less isnt this a little young to start laying?
     
  2. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess not ,, are you sure that is how old they are?? 12- 14 is young but 16 is young but more common. [​IMG] Eggs are Great! Congrats
     
  3. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never heard of 12 week olds laying. A few around 15, but even for the early layers, like leghorns, 16 is the earliest you should be expecting eggs.
     
  4. nfrost

    nfrost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they were born a week before easter weekend so thats about 14 weeks if my math is right!
     

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