first eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by acr1127, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. acr1127

    acr1127 New Egg

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    could my 2 month old chickens be laying eggs? some of the eggs seem awfully small for my mature hens.
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Quote:I doubt it very seriously! Sometimes a mature hen will lay a smaller egg!!

    Missi
     
  3. Jajika

    Jajika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two months old? Are you sure?

    Normally hens (pullets) don't lay until they are at least six months. Then, yes, some of the first eggs will be smaller.

    I'm not a board certified chicken expert, but from what I have studied, normally a two month old would not be developed enough to lay eggs. But, hey, I guess anything is possible. Or, your math is wrong.

    Good luck.
     
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    The earliest I have ever had one start laying was 4 months old. Most start around 5-6 months.

    This time of year some of my birds are winding down for the winter and their eggs are getting smaller as they get ready to lay out for a few weeks. In my opinion, they need the break.

    Matt
     

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