First egg at 13 weeks... Is this a fluke...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RoosterRidge, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2011
    Dry Fork, Va.
    My husband found our first egg today.
    Our 13 week old red sex link started making weird noises a few weeks ago.
    Her top notch went from flesh color to really bright red like the roo.
    Is this normal at such an early age or is it a fluke.
    The egg was actually good sized and the shell seems hard also.
  2. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    Its not unusual for the hen's combs to flush when they become mature. 13 weeks is early, but not terribly so.
  3. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2011
    I'd say you've got yourself an early matured little lady! Any pics of this awesome little layer?? [​IMG] My Red sex-link was the first to squat so I am hoping any day now, but she is 17 weeks!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by