Pullets laying at 14 weeks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DasChicken, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. DasChicken

    DasChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I have a 6 leghorn American cross pullets that will be 15 weeks old this Saturday. And they started laying this past weekend (12 eggs so far) and I am wondering if I should be concerned with possible future issues ie prolapse or? All of their moms and half sisters that i hatched started laying at 18 wks give or take a day or two so this was a surprise.
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    Could you have calculated wrong?
    What kind of chicken is an American?
    Do you have a picture you could share?
     
  3. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy crap. What are you feeding them?
     
  4. DasChicken

    DasChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    That was Ameraucan auto correct at work and I am positive on the date as I hatched them on my birthday. I think I have some pics of them. This is a poor picture but I think the blue one is one of the layers. IMG_20170607_160141428.jpg As far as feed goes it is just a 18% all flock and free choice oyster shell.
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Are you fermenting your feed? That is definitely early. The earliest I've had has been 16 weeks, and that's pretty par for the course for me.
     
  6. DasChicken

    DasChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I am feeding fermented and they have free choice to dry feed.
     

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