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

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    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

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    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.
     
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