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Egg Laying At Early Stage... Is that Normal??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ThatChickenDude, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. ThatChickenDude

    ThatChickenDude Just Hatched

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    I have a silkie hen and a BLRS Wyandotte and they have been laying small eggs by the time they were four months old. Is this normal in young hens? Help and advice would be greatly appreciated!! Here are pics of them.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, the eggs will be small at first, then increase in size for a month or two, or longer, to the sizae they will lay during their most productive years. After they are 3 years old or so, they tend to lay fewer but even larger eggs; this is when large fowl birds are likely to lay those giant, XXL eggs.
     
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