Laying at 4 months

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jennipoz, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Jennipoz

    Jennipoz In the Brooder

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    We are super excited! One of our hens just started laying. She's only 4 months (and 1 day).

    Are there breeds that tend to lay early? Just trying to figure out which of our 5 hens it may be. Supposedly we have a Java, a Jersey Giant, a Plymouth Rock and a Blue Plymouth Rock... and Gizmo, our mystery chicken. We bought them at Tractor Supply in March so the stated breeds could be wrong and Gizmo was always a mystery. IMG_20190723_174358.jpg IMG_20190721_195920.jpg
     

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  3. Jennipoz

    Jennipoz In the Brooder

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    Can we get a pic of all the girls?
    I actually tried to get pics of them today, but they weren't having it. This is my daughter's flock. She has lots of pics, but she is out of town this week. I don't have current pics.
    The one in the pic I posted is Gizmo, our mystery chicken.

    Thanks for the pelvic info. I'm trying that tomorrow.
     
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  4. Jennipoz

    Jennipoz In the Brooder

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    OK. So I completed the pelvic check on 2 of our hens. This is Blair. She is laying. She is just over 4 months old and we were told she was a Plymouth Rock. IMG_20190724_202155.jpg IMG_20190724_202146.jpg IMG_20190724_202121.jpg IMG_20190724_202039.jpg
     
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    Really don't think she's a Plymouth Rock ... Part of me wants to say Blue Orpington but they are slow maturing, never had one lay at 4mo ... Maybe a Blue Andalusian?

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    How old were they when you got them from TSC? I see an Easter Egger pullet and some Sapphire Gem pullets. In the first picture you are holding 3 eggs are these from the new layer? Do you have older pullets/hens housed with your younger pullets?
     
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    @Brahma Chicken5000 Forgot about the Sapphire Gems ... If I understood OP correctly, all 5 pullets are 4 months old (Java, Jersey Giant, Plymouth Rock, Blue Plymouth Rock & a mystery chick/Gizmo) purchased at TSC in March. Was not aware of a Blue Plymouth Rock. The 3 eggs are from these pullets ...

    OP pullets are "hens" when they are a year old as are cockerels then Roos.
     
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