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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pittmanbirds, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi i have a question i went out to gather eggs and i had one that appeared to be a pulet egg. Is it unheard of for a hen (father brown leghorn mother white leghorn) to lay at 8 weeks?
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, there is no way she laid an egg! Can you post a picture of her, and another of the egg?
     
  3. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    All the rest of the chickens we have have ever laid an egg that small since they laid pullet eggs and that was a year to 2 years ago
     
  4. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 white egg layers all white leghorns and 1 (in question) hen. I got 5 regular large white eggs and one pulet sized egg [​IMG]
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Sometimes hens have glitches in their egg laying system and they'll lay small eggs; the really tiny ones are often called fairy or fart eggs. An 8 week old pullet is not mature enough to lay eggs. [​IMG]
     
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    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Are you sure of the age? Can you post a picture of the pullet?
     
  7. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Hatched 1-15-17 7 weeks 2 days would have been one of these 2

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  8. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Well the first one is a cockerel, and the second might be a pullet. Not sure atm. But she didn't lay an egg; too young.
     
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    Its ungheard of of one hen to lay 2 eggs in less then 2 hours aint it?
     
  10. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, it is physically impossible. Could you have missed an egg a different day? Especially if it was small, it could've gotten hidden. That's pretty common.
     

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