Please help! My chicken layed her first egg!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cynthia 085, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Cynthia 085

    Cynthia 085 Songster

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    She is a beautiful Red Production Pullet.

    She is only 14 weeks and two days old.
    She started to lay eggs already why?
    I though we had to wait until 18 weeks to switch the food.

    For now should I get some calcium and switch the food?

    Thanks
    Very unexpected. Our first egg was found in the yard opened, but still intact.
     
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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    It's fine. Some birds just lay super early. I'd still wait to give her the layer feed. But you may want to give her some calcium.
     
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  3. Cynthia 085

    Cynthia 085 Songster

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    Hi :)

    Sorry late response I hope you read it.

    Yes we are giving her calcium and she is doing so much better. The eggs are a nice size and light brown color.

    I do have a quick questions for you.

    I also have a Rock Buff. She is @17-18 weeks. She has not grown her comb and she does not look like the "adult" Buffs I have seen online. Why is this so? She is the one on my profile picture. She looks the same...any idea why?
    Thanks
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    The pics you probably saw were pullets going into lay. At this age they get very big, bright red combs and wattles. Before they lay they still have small and pale combs. So this is normal.
     
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  5. Cynthia 085

    Cynthia 085 Songster

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    Thanks!
    Glad to know she is OK :)
     

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