Early Layer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Andraea004, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Andraea004

    Andraea004 Just Hatched

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    I wanted to know how young a chicken can lay eggs. I have a hen that is about 3 to 3 1/2 months and noticed this past week end two shellless eggs in the coop and another one this mornin. But my two other hens are still giving me regular eggs daily so could this possibly be the youngest hen?
     
  2. murphyfarm

    murphyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. It is possible for a hen to start laying at 3 months. I would suggest inspecting her for the reason her eggs are shell less. Hope this helps!
     
  3. Andraea004

    Andraea004 Just Hatched

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    OK Thank you and just in case we started to give more calcium.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Laying at 3 - 3 1/2 months would be highly unusual.
    Are you positive of the birds age?
    What breed is it?

    Oyster shell should always be available in separate container.
    Newly laying birds often lay softshell eggs anyway, can take up to a month or so for things to smooth out.

    Oh and Welcome to BYC!
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2016
  5. Andraea004

    Andraea004 Just Hatched

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    Im not quit sure of her breed, But when i got her she was still under a light and 4wks old she is the little white one in the pic.[​IMG]
     

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