Pullet egg from an 20wk old???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2DogsFarm, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    OK - the BYC Cayenne Pepper Mojo has all my hens laying again.
    Even the foofy Houdan who really considers her eggs a gift not a profession.

    Yesterday I gathered 2 eggs in the morning, then in the afternoon I found 2 more normal brown eggs & in the "unpopular" nestbox (that noone ever lays in) a small brown pullet egg.

    My pullet still has her baby comb - teeny & pink - no wattles to speak of and she has given no sign that she was considering laying.
    Could this egg be hers?
    Or did someone give me an Oops egg along with their regular?
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Yes and maybe? [​IMG]
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    I have had hens start as early as 18 weeks old.

    Matt
     
  4. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
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    Matt - did your girls start laying without getting a grownup comb/wattles?
    this little pullet is about half the size of the big girls, not a bantam but a cross of Wyandotte & Isa Brown
     
  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:One I remember was an Easter Egger that never got comb/wattles. She lived for 4 years and never had a red face. A group was Australorps. The entire group started laying at 18-20 weeks old. None had the large comb or wattles and physically they seemed rather small to be laying. The eggs were a medium size. They did finish growing up and the eggs went to XL.

    Matt

    Edited to add that the Australorps did develop nice bright red combs and wattles once they finished growing up.
     
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  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Quote:She is showing her I.S.A. blood line. I.S.A, can start dropping pullet eggs in the 17th week. Mine have. Full blown, super large eggs by their 19th week. I should think she will become an outstanding layer.
     
  7. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    Pullet egg #2 yesterday!
    So I believe Fred called this one.

    My little girl is All Grown Up (nearly) [​IMG]
    She is the first hen I raised from a 2-day old chick.
    I think I may be getting Chicken Fever....
     
  8. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    my pullets that laid were bantam and never got real wattles they still haven't got wattles 9/10 months old, does the pepper really work? I don't suppose it will help girls that are molting start laying again.
     

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