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Early bloomers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Traceaskew, May 10, 2016.

  1. Traceaskew

    Traceaskew Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 12 LF birds I got from a hatchery that I was told hatched 1/19. So they're not yet 4 months. The 2 that turned out to be Roos started crowing at 8 weeks (I gave one away, and the one we kept mates them all, all day long!) and last week we got our first 2 eggs! I wasn't expecting eggs till late June. How common is it for them to mature early?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Congrats on your first egg! What breeds are they? Some breeds mature early.
     
  3. Traceaskew

    Traceaskew Out Of The Brooder

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    The rooster is an EE. I have BO, SLW, BR RIR. The only one I know for sure laid an egg is a BO. My son saw her do it.
     

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