First egg?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Justus80, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Justus80

    Justus80 Out Of The Brooder

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    I started out with an already laying flock of chickens. After purchasing them I decided I wanted more so I went to my local Tractor Supply and bought a couple black sex-link pullets. They're about 15 weeks or so now and I think one may have just laid its first egg. But the egg is really small so I don't know what else to make of it. It's obvious the pullets aren't full grown yet when comparing them to the other hens I have. Is it too early for them to be laying already? Is this because I've been allowing them to eat the egg layer feed with my other hens for the past month? Please look at the picture below. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.[​IMG]
     
  2. AriadneCastro

    AriadneCastro Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm also a newbie but I've read that first eggs are usually small, and it can take quite a while until she lays a second. But let's see what more experienced folks say!
     
  3. Sabrina24

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    That looks like the 'fart egg' we got from one of our chickens while they were molting. They usually have no yolk. Also called other things like 'rooster egg.' Seems a bit early but could be a first egg though, they are a lot smaller at first. Our new chickens just started laying and they are about 6 months now.
     
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  4. Justus80

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    I got another one today! I also cracked open the other one to see if it had a yolk or not and it does, a little one. Take a look and tell me what you think please.[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  5. Justus80

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  6. Pendragonz

    Pendragonz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What cute little egg. My new batch will hopefully be laying come October.
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