how early can they start laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by farmerbill, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. farmerbill

    farmerbill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2012
    I have four hens that are about two years old and four that are eight months old and one that is two months old. I got a little bitty egg today and i was wondering if the two month old could have laid it. the eight month old chicks has been laying about three months now and i have never seen an egg this small before. i do give them a booster to help them lay, would this start the young chick to start laying this early
  2. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2012
    Darwin, Australia
    The egg you saw was most likely laid by one of your eight month old hens. It varies, but hens usually lay at around 4-6 months, and your youngest hen is only two months old.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2013

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