Earliest egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shortstaque, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. shortstaque

    shortstaque Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2010
    Bucks County, PA
    My girls will be 17 weeks on Monday and the wait is almost unbearable. To keep my mind off of it I'd like to hear from folks-- what is the earliest egg you've ever gotten from each breed you have? I'd be especially interested in hearing from anyone who has one of the same breeds that I do (see my signature for the types).

    Also, does anyone have a chart that shows when each breed begins laying? Not one that says "early layer" mind you, but one that specifies at how many weeks each breed could begin laying. Maybe I'll compile just such a chart from the responses.

    Ok, I think that wasted five minutes. Time to go check for eggs again. [​IMG]
  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    I got my first egg from my 22 Buff Orpington x Barred Rock Sex-Links at 19 weeks old. Now, at 23 weeks old, I'm getting 10-12 eggs a day from them.
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I'm interested too. I think time of year or aded light would make a difference.
    My BRs, Buff Orps and Jersey Giants were 22 weeks October 1st when I realized declining light was probably a problem and I decided to add light. Got the first egg at 23 weeks, all were laying at 24 1/2 weeks and at 25 I got 10 from 10.
    I also have 15 week olds and among them anconas and jaerhons which are both supposed to be early layers.
  5. KimM

    KimM Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 9, 2011
    Our Speckled Sussex started laying first, at 18 weeks. White Rock, about 20 weeks, EE's were about 21 weeks. I think one of the Wynadottes was next, 22 weeks and then the Buff Orpington a couple weeks after that.

    They all started "squatting" for us before they layed the first egg, so if any of yours have started doing that it's one way you can tell they are close.

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