Can a chicken lay at 12 weeks old?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sophster1989, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. sophster1989

    sophster1989 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 12 hens and 3 ducks and I went down the field this morning and found an egg that looked like a chicken egg! My chickens r only 12 weeks old could it possibly be one of theirs? Thanks
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    12 weeks is too early. Don't know how to tell duck from chicken eggs, could be theirs?
     
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    Thank you. The chicken in your profile pic is it a hen or a rooster? I have one that looks exactly the same but can't tell whether its a hen or rooster. I can't upload a pic to show you either :(
     
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  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    That's Dottie, BR, she is the top girl in my flock of 6 all hens. Photo was around 15 weeks old.

    I think all 3 of yours are BR and girls! [​IMG]
     
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    You've just made my day :) thanks
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Hope I'm right, but keep a watch on the lighter one..roos are more white than black. But they usually have larger combs/wattles at same age as girls. Prey you don't see saddle feathers or sickle tail start up. I have on BR was much lighter than others and is a girl.
     

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