Tell us the earliest a hen has layed an egg for you!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by elizabethlongwood, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. elizabethlongwood

    elizabethlongwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our family is anxiously awaiting our first egg from our first flock of chickens. They are about 17 weeks. We are all betting on the day and the chicken to do the honors. We know better than to wish for eggs too soon since it can be detrimental to their health, but just for kicks and our entertainment, please share the age and breed of your earliest egg layer ever!!
     
  2. keeko

    keeko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My (favorite) Rhode Island Red from McMurray hatchery was the first to lay at 19 weeks....it's questionable if the other girls laid for the three weeks after that...but she started laying and the took some time off after an egg a day for almost 2 weeks!
     
  3. chickenprincess92

    chickenprincess92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    My Faverolle laid her first egg at 22 weeks old and hasn't stopped laying yet (she's 1yr 3mo old). She's a sweet girl, a little shy but a great layer!
     
  5. farmgirls

    farmgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just got our very first egg! It was beautiful and pinkish color sitting perfectly in the nesting box. WHOOOO,HOOOOO! I think it was from my black sexlink. They are 18 weeks old.
     
  6. palochknldy

    palochknldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our breeder told us a couple of our girls were hatched around the 2nd week of March and our RIR started laying on July 19 and our Golden Comet on July 21. So, around 18 weeks or so. Still waiting on the other two. Our Barred Rock has the biggest comb and waddle, but I think she is waiting for her little friend to get bigger so they can lay together. ha.
     
  7. chickenprincess92

    chickenprincess92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our girls are 17 weeks i am guessing that they will lay when they are 19 weeks old (more like hoping)
     
  8. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red sexlink ISA browns from Townline...first one started laying at 15 weeks. They're now 17 weeks and 1/3 are laying daily...wee little eggs right now.
     
  9. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My red star started laying around 16 weeks. She's lays a beautiful extra large egg most every day. She's nearly one and a half.
     
  10. elizabethlongwood

    elizabethlongwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, it really varies doesn't it? As early as 15 weeks all the way up to 22 weeks (and beyond I'm sure). That's a long stretch to be checking those egg nests for your first. Looks like the Red Star, Sex Links and Comets are earlier. Keep the posts coming!!!
     

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