Too Early???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Moonkssd, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Moonkssd

    Moonkssd Out Of The Brooder

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    I received my chicks on May 2nd from Mcmurrays by my calculations they still have a few weeks yet before they start laying
    Well 3 are laying eggs. Whats up with that?
    I have 4 hens that are a year old and I get an egg a day from them
    They wouldnt lay more than an egg a day would they?
    Today there were 7 in the nest
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    That sounds way too early - you're saying they're not even 3 months old yet? Is it possible you didn't collect eggs yesterday so the 7 eggs are two days worth from your older hens? Any chance someone is playing a practical joke on you and adding eggs to the nest? I'm really skeptical your new chicks are laying already....
     
  3. christina1982

    christina1982 Out Of The Brooder

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    Jealous lol.
     
  4. Reaper

    Reaper Out Of The Brooder

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    your just lucky my are 19wks and have not layed at all.
     
  5. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  6. Moonkssd

    Moonkssd Out Of The Brooder

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    I collect every day. I dont believe I would forget to do this. Yes Im over 40 but not that bad off yet lol
    I got 4 eggs yesterday.
    I dont think anyone in my house is smart enough for that lol
    dont tell them I said that
    I guess we will see what tomorrow brings
     
  7. Moonkssd

    Moonkssd Out Of The Brooder

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    I have Easter Eggers
    dominique
    Buff Orpington
    Red star
    Pearl White leghorn
    Amber link
    The Year old ones are hyline browns and a lilac ameraucana who is the broodiest hen around and there were 2 green eggs in there.
    I would have had to have forgotten yesterday
     

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