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First egg at a young age...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jesse Robbins, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Jesse Robbins

    Jesse Robbins Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my first egg from one of my hatchery "Ameraucanas"... I was taken aback as she is barely even 5 months old... I have never had a hen lay before they were at least 6 months in age... Should I be concerned?
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Most of my birds started around four months. That's relatively young for an Easter egger, but I wouldn't be concerned.
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'd be celebrating, not concerned [​IMG]
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That is early.....doubt there's reason for concern tho....unless bird seems unhealthy or in distress.

    But curiosity makes me wonder if your EE cross has a high production in it's background..... or got mixed up at hatch.

    Got a pic?
     
  5. Jesse Robbins

    Jesse Robbins Out Of The Brooder

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  6. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    That sounds on par with some. My BR were laying by 20 weeks. For me ALL of the EE I have had were inconsistent layers. [​IMG] Don't they know how excited I am to collect an array of colorful eggs?! [​IMG]
     
  7. Jesse Robbins

    Jesse Robbins Out Of The Brooder

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    I certainly love the colorful eggs I get to collect... But not as much as I love my chickens... lol
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  8. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] That is one beautiful array of eggs! You have met my goal. How many layers?
     
  9. Jesse Robbins

    Jesse Robbins Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!!! I have a total of 9 now, but that pic is from when I had 12... Waiting on 5 more to start laying soon...
     
  10. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Are there guinea eggs in there?
     

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