Just found an egg - 4 chickens only 16 and 19 weeks old!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jose21, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Jose21

    Jose21 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thought my husband and daughter were playing a trick on me - but they insist they weren't. I only put the nest box in the coop today as I read somewhere you should keep it out whilst they are young. I thought they should get used to it. One chicken went in there fairly soon afterwards - but I thought she was just exploring.
    Aren't they too young to be laying?
    We have four hybrids - 2 we have had since hatching, Warrens, who I know are 16 weeks and 1 day old. We got two others last week - a speckledy and a bluebell, who are apparently 18 weeks old (19 by now). It was the speckledy who went in the nest box. Is it hers?
    Sorry to be so clueless - thought I was certain this would not happen soon and even the woman at the farm where we bought the two new ones, told me 24 weeks.... I will try to upload some pictures if I can.
    When we cracked the egg (albeit a small one, but with a perfect shell)it had a double yolk.
    Any comments welcome!!
     
  2. Jose21

    Jose21 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the chicken I saw in the nest box - 19 weeks old?
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    This is the other 19 week old - redder in the face
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    This is the one who squats when I go to her - but she's only 16 weeks old
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    And this is the other 16 week old
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    Here's the egg - next to one from my fridge which is on the left
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    And here's the double yolk
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  3. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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