Babies having babies

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by myplumtee, May 17, 2017.

  1. myplumtee

    myplumtee Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so not really. I have two 8 week old hens that are laying. Is that normal so young? I though it was supposed to be closer to 6 months. The eggs are perfect and the hens seem fine. So do I have normal hens or freaks of nature? :)
     
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  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Chicken Obsessed

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    Totally not normal.
    Can you post pics?
    How long have you had them?
    How old were you told they were when you got them?
     
  3. myplumtee

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    I got them at the flea market and was told they were 3 day old chicks and I have had them ever since. In looking at other images of chicks around that age they look about the same. They were tiny so I think that is correct. I do not have a current pic but will post one tomorrow.
     
  4. LearninMyFlock

    LearninMyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like some like that:) Would be LOVELY to have eggs that soon:) But I surely hope all is well with them:) Best wishes!
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are tiny I suspect you have bantams and they are older than you were told.
     
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  6. myplumtee

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  7. myplumtee

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    I meant that the Chicks were tiny when I got them. I just didn't state that very well.
     
  8. myplumtee

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    This is Sweetheart. She is supposed to be an orpington/maran mix 20170518_083823.jpg
     
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    Haskell is my australorp 20170518_083923.jpg
     
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    You can also see Margie my ameraucana
     

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