Is it possible to get eggs at 3 months of age?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickensAreSweet, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My Buff Orpingtons and Golden Sex Links run together separately from the rest of the flock, because they are older, born in mid-May.

    I keep hearing what I think is an egg-laying song coming from under the grapevines. My mom said she heard from the feed store employee she met on a bus tour that chickens can start laying this early (3 months of age). Is it true?

    I tried to look under the grapevines today but it is just impossible without tearing off my developing grapes or making a mess of my clothes. I was going to close off the grape access with some fencing when they started laying. I thought I had more time.
  2. ella

    ella Songster

    I really doubt it. It would be the equivalent of a 5 year old girl getting her period. Not impossible, but really not good for her.
  3. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

    Sep 12, 2009
    Nor Cal
    As Ella said, it is extremely rare and is never a good thing. I had it happen once and the poor thing had so many problems! She died while still a young pullet. [​IMG]
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    Yes as the previous two posts have said, it can happen very rarely (Like precocious puberty).

    If it does the hen may be normal, but may have some ovarian problem e.g tumour.....hopefully the former,

  5. Brown Farmer

    Brown Farmer In the Brooder

    Jul 28, 2010
    Would the signs show in a red comb?
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Thank you for all your responses!

    I am leaving the grapevine access open for them.

    Your information makes it final: it has been hot, and it's an important part of their shade. No eggs possible anyway.

  7. stoo

    stoo In the Brooder

    Jul 20, 2010
    I think it might be possible for a white leghorn maybe, but I wouldn't think so for other breeds. Out of the two you have - I would bet your gold sex links will lay first.

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