Quick growers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 5 Bird Bob, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. 5 Bird Bob

    5 Bird Bob Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 26, 2015
    Has anyone heard of chicks maturing in three and ahalf weeks. I hatched eggs April 1. My boy is crowing and I think that there are more eggs than 1 a day from my prize layers. I'm also getting fertile eggs. The parents are Golden Comets.
  2. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am assuming you meant 3 & 1/2 MONTHS.
    Yes, it's going on here at my homestead too.
    My cockerel crows incessantly and loves his ladies.
    My pullets are in full swing laying their tiny eggs too.
    It's early according to stats but it's happening nonetheless.
  3. 5 Bird Bob

    5 Bird Bob Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 26, 2015
    Yes,3.5 months. It must be all the good bugs and treats from my "farmers wife". Thanks for letting me know it's not the heat getting to me.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Cockerels can start crowing at 3.5 months but I doubt they are mounting and fertilizing hens at that age.

    More than one egg a day is pretty rare.....what breed are your 'prize layers'?

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