eggs at 15 weeks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ams3651, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    I just found a small egg below the roost. This is the lower roost the youngsters use on the opposite wall and my bigger girls havent done this since they were young. But my girls are only 15 weeks. They are Red but they are RIR x EE. I found 2 small brown eggs and 1 blueish (same as my others). Am I imagining things or isnt this very young, my other girls didnt start till about 22 weeks I think.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    yup, that's young. I've yet to see that.

    Perhaps boof eggs from one or two of your older girls.
     
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
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    Mine are young too, but one is laying... she seems older than the rest though... Double yolks too!
     
  4. nismo

    nismo In the Brooder

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    one of my 15 week old hens laid an egg yesterday
     
  5. chickw/chicks

    chickw/chicks In the Brooder

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    Nice to see this post. I posted on monday that I was surprised because I found my first egg. My chicks are only 15 weeks old.It's my first time raising chicks and this seemed too young. It was a double yolk too. She's continued to lay one a day since, however theyve been smaller than her first.
     
  6. rachiegirl

    rachiegirl Songster

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    It happens, my oldest girl started laying just short of 16 weeks! Hopefully the rest are going to follow suit very soon!
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    They don't usually start that young. I had a couple of pullets from different flocks start laying at 17 weeks.
     
  8. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    Im sure of their age because my hen hatched them but Im still not convinced someone laid. One has a bit of a redder face but the others are very pale. I guess its possible but will require some further investigation.
     
  9. FalcoSparverius

    FalcoSparverius Wants a Custom Title

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    Our chickens are not even five months and six out of seven are laying.



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    Last edited: Aug 7, 2009
  10. kalimist99

    kalimist99 In the Brooder

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    wow, my rir and ee's are 17weeks old today and no eggs yet, im getting excited I know it could be any day, but then again its been pretty hot here.
     

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