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Is it possible for a pullet to get ready to lay at 16 weeks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by msgenie516, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

    May 16, 2008
    Nesconset, LI, NY

    I have a pullet which I was told is a Black Australorp/Silkie mix (not sure about the Silkie part, she is awfully big), who is 16 weeks old and when I reached for her yesterday, she squatted. She has hardly any comb or wattles and from the looks of it, I don't think she ever will, so I don't think that's an indicator.

    Is it possible that she may begin laying soon? I have never had a pullet that layed this young. Thanks! Genie

  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Squatting is an act of submission. She sees you are the big roo and she squatted waiting for you to mount and mate her.

    16 weeks is getting close. Some pullets are early layers. Generally it is 18 - 22 week. So she is nearing the ball park.
  3. har

    har Songster

    Jan 12, 2009
    I have some black sex links that layed at 17 weeks

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