First Egg at 16 weeks !!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hockeychick, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Hockeychick

    Hockeychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2010
    Warren County, NJ
    Hello, i will post a picture of the egg later. Isn't 16 weeks very young to start laying?? I think it came from a Red Star, (don't laugh, her name is Reddi Whip) as they look the most mature and squat when I try to pet them. I now have a SLW, BO, and BR that have begun to squat as well. They are currently being fed flock raiser, so should we now switch them to Layena? Even though 5 appear ready to lay, I have 37 more who are not yet ready.

    The egg was laying right in the middle of the run. I put golf balls in the next boxes, so hopefully they figure out where to lay the eggs.
  2. ZaneyMama

    ZaneyMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2010
    Boulder, Colorado
    Congratulations! That is early! Lucky you!

    Can't wait to see pictures!
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Congrats! My red star started laying around then too. I was so surprised!
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    The production reds generally DO lay earlier than other breeds. I also think it's cute when they lay their first eggs just anywhere.... like it surprised 'em and THEY weren't prepared for that event, either! Hopefully, she'll learn to lay her eggs in the nest boxes soon.

    The golf balls are one method (some folks go all out and put ceramic or wooden eggs in the nest boxes) as they're inexpensive, oddly enough even non-golfers have 'em laying around, like me! - and it worked for my chickens.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2010
  5. flockof4

    flockof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2010
    Webster Groves, MO
    Congrats. Enjoy your eggs. You can keep 'em on the flock raiser and offer oyster shell free choice until they all start laying.
  6. Hockeychick

    Hockeychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2010
    Warren County, NJ
    thanks everyone!! I hope to see another egg tonight. Is it early for a Wyandotte to lay an egg? I think Laila is ready to lay soon too. She has been wicked chatty these past few days.

    I really love having chickens. They provide me with endless amusement!

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