Can hens begin to lay at 15 weeks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickens563, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. chickens563

    chickens563 New Egg

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    I have a 15 week old silver laced Wyandotte hen, and I think she may have laid her first egg a couple days ago.

    It was at night time, and the shell was extremely soft. I already collected eggs from other hens so is it possible that my 15 week old hen laid this? I have a lot of hens, but none started laying at 15 weeks. Just wondering if it's normal or not.
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi! It's slightly early, but nothing to be concerned about. I would just put out some oyster shell. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not common but it's not impossible either, although most wyandottes take their sweet time to start laying.
    It could also be that one of your older hens just laid a fart egg. It has happened to mine at night too.
    Has she been displaying any type of laying eggs behavior? Like singing the egg song or laying on nests?
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That's really young for a Wynadotte...a sexlink or other high production birds it wouldn't be a surprise.
    Are you sure she's 15 weeks?
    Do you have other birds?
     
  5. kohchicks

    kohchicks Just Hatched

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    Just happened to me, definitely possible. At 15 weeks, I have 2 squatting, and 1 laying (I think...2 eggs so far!) Wasnt expecting eggs until September!
     

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