Really, REALLY early egg laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheWineSquirrel, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. TheWineSquirrel

    TheWineSquirrel Hatching

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    We have 5 lavender guinea's (currently 7 weeks old, not sure of sex yet), 5 Rhode Island Red pullets, 5 Plymouth Barred pullets, 1 white leghorn pullet and 1 white leghorn Roo (All 6 weeks old). I found a normal sized, brown hollow egg in the coop today and am completely baffled. I have researched it and all I find is it is normal for wind/fart/dwarf eggs early on in layer development, but we are literally not even 8 weeks in here! (photo on right is a mature guinea hen egg on the left and the our rogue fart egg on the right)

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  2. krista74

    krista74 Songster

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    I have NO IDEA what's going on there.

    ......But I think we can safely rule out the rooster! [​IMG]


    Good luck figuring out 'whodunit.'

    That certainly is very early.

    - Krista
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Someone's yanking your chain........there's no way an 6 week old would lay an egg
     
  4. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chirping

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    That's really interesting i shall be keeping an eye on this thread
     
  5. mortie

    mortie Songster

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    Fart eggs are also small. That's a regular sized egg. There is no way a 6 week old anything laid something that large.
     
  6. jennfurtrombly

    jennfurtrombly In the Brooder

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    Any chance you have a significant other messing with you? Lol. I can't imagine a 7 week old chicken laying an egg! Even once they reach laying age they would be laying smaller than normal eggs. This is.. not possible.
     
  7. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Songster

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    Someone is playing a trick on you! Find out who it is and get them back! LOL! Maybe collect a basket full of colored Easter Eggs and tell them you collected them from the coop :).
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Or....maybe you're pulling our legs???
     
  9. EggresiveAli

    EggresiveAli Chirping

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    I agree, someone's pulling your chain, my hybrids didn't lay until 6 1/2 months.
     

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