Eggs at 4 months?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WallyBirdie, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. WallyBirdie

    WallyBirdie Songster

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    My newer chickens turned 4 months old on September 10th. They're still very young. I went outside this morning, saw a handful of scattered feathers and immediately had to check on the birds.

    Everyone is accounted for and everyone seems fine, but there was one little egg in the coop! I don't know who laid it. It's about the size of a shooter marble and it has a perfect little egg shape. Pinkish in color.

    Who laid the egg?! Aren't my little girls too young to lay? Did my over active cockerel cause premature laying? Is this okay? I was under the impression that it would be a couple more months before I saw any eggs...
     
  2. Julesstarohio56

    Julesstarohio56 Chirping

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    We got our first egg at 4 months, also. That was early July. Now they are all laying and one is broody. We also got one egg the same size as the one you describe and I let my granddaughter crack it open. It was perfectly formed with a yolk!
     

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  3. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Crowing

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    My Golden Comets started to lay at 16.5 weeks.
    My Barred Rocks started at 20 weeks.
    I got a fairy egg too from my Barred Rocks. 20190210_142130.jpg . GC
     
  4. WallyBirdie

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    Thank you for sharing! I guess some just lay sooner than others?
    I cracked mine open too. Perfect little egg with perfect tiny yolk, just like in your picture!
    Looks like I'll be harvesting chicken fruit.
     
  5. WallyBirdie

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    Thanks for letting me know. I was under the impression that they all started to lay around the same time, but that was a silly assumption. This is my first time having such a variety of chickens.
    Thanks for the picture as well! Adorable egg!
     
  6. john_wrightson2003

    john_wrightson2003 Songster

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    Must be nice, I got my barred rocks a few weeks bfr easter, and they still arent laying! :barnie:he
     
  7. john_wrightson2003

    john_wrightson2003 Songster

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    Thats about 22 weeks, or 5 months!!!
     
  8. john_wrightson2003

    john_wrightson2003 Songster

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    You should be very proud/happy!
     
  9. WallyBirdie

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    I am very excited! I was also confused though because it was unexpected. I'll have to keep an ear out for the classic egg-laying song to identify who started laying!

    As for your barred rocks- they're due any time, right? It'll happen soon!
     
  10. john_wrightson2003

    john_wrightson2003 Songster

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    Yup, thats what im hopin :fl
     

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