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The Egg is no bigger than a quarter

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fernlilyeggs, May 8, 2016.

  1. fernlilyeggs

    fernlilyeggs New Egg

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    Today, while tending to the hens I noticed a small egg in the middle of the space where my youngsters hang out. My group is diverse in age. I call my golden wyandottes the teenagers. I purchased them at the end of January with their egg tooth still present.


    They are not large but at the great slender, sleek stage just before they really begin to fill out. Is it possible that one of them could lay this tiny thing or is it just a egg error from one of my older layers.


    My house has hens/pullets between 1.5 years and 4 weeks. I saw a thread that talks about wyandottes laying eggs as early as 16 weeks. today is May 7th.

    This is my first group of wyandottes. my next to lay will be six more australorps but they are only 10 weeks old.
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    15-16 weeks is the absolute earliest a pullet can lay. It may be an oddity from one of them or it may simply be a fart egg from one of your mature hens. Look amongst your teenagers for mature, red combs and wattles, as a pullet will develop these prior to laying.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2016
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  3. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be what they call a fairy egg, it sometimes happens in young pullets
     
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