First egg to early?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jferlisi, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    So i have a silkie who i was told was 16 weeks when i got her and that was about 2 weeks ago. So that would make her right at 18 weeks. She just laid her first egg today and i was wondering at what age do silkies usually start laying eggs? I have 7 other chickens that are also 18 weeks and non of them have laid any eggs. Two of those are leg horns so i would love if anyone could help me out here, so i could get a age range that my silkies really are. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010
  2. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I don't know that there is a set age. That's in the normal range. I have a variety of breeds (see my signature line) and they started laying in the 18-22 week range.
     
  3. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Quote:See and thats what i thought but i figured my leg horns would be first and all but the silkies comb and wattle where fully developed and all when i got here.
     

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