first egg at approximately 12 weeks? is ths possible?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Phoenixxx, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. One of my chickens laid an egg in the outdoor part of the coop yesterday. It didn't look like the eggs I get from the elder hens, plus the elder hens ALWAYS lay in the nests! I have a bunch of young australorps, the two older ones being approximately 12 weeks old. Is it possible that this egg came from one of them? What's the earliest that any chicken has started laying? I see 14 weeks being not unheard of, but 12?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Very unlikely - it is far more likely that one of your older hens dropped a 'fart' egg.
  3. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Songster

    Apr 29, 2013

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