Chicken Laying at 11 weeks old?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HomeByBonnie, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. HomeByBonnie

    HomeByBonnie Out Of The Brooder

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    Out to the nest boxes I did go when my hubby was asking if we had any eggs yet for breakfast. So far I have 4 girls who are laying 3 brown egg layers and a green.

    The other chickens I have are 11 weeks old and 8 weeks old.

    In the nest box today I found for the first time a white egg and it is as big as my usual layers.

    Do I have an early bloomer? Or can a chicken have an off day and lay a white egg?

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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I really doubt it. I've never heard of a layer at 11 weeks and if it did the egg would be tiny.
     
  3. redstar14

    redstar14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its most likely from the green egglayer because the average chicken starts laying at 20 to 26 weeks
     
  4. HomeByBonnie

    HomeByBonnie Out Of The Brooder

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    I must have struck lucky with all my girls laying around by 18 weeks!

    Any idea what would cause a chicken to lay a white egg?

    Pat which I'm guessing is a brown leghorn has been sitting in the nest box for a week as well as letting me pet her and pick her up which has just been a recent happening.

    Maybe I'll know better if this happens more often.

    Cluck Norris my green egg layer. She has a nest box which she prefers and had an egg in it this morning. The white one was found in the other nest box which I find eggs in.
     
  5. HomeByBonnie

    HomeByBonnie Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I would think too! The only oddity was a couple evening ago I had found an egg without a shell on the coop floor. Never had one of those before.
     
  6. redstar14

    redstar14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About the egg without a shell you need to put crushed oyster shells or eggshells in the pen

    Ive never heard of a chicken laying different colored eggs might have a special chicken
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Soft/shell less eggs happen with new layers. They're still getting their reproductive tracts in sync.

    The white could be from any of them. It just didn't get a coat of paint. All shells are basically white with a coat of paint. Blue/green/olive/khaki have blue mixed with the shell so that chemical could have been absent during the hours it spent in the shell gland.
     
  8. redstar14

    redstar14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or if they need more calcium thus the oyster shells
     
  9. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I was assuming the OP was feeding properly.
     

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