WallyBirdie

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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...
 

WallyBirdie

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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!
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.
 

WallyBirdie

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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. View attachment 1905617 . GC
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!
 

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