Too young to lay an egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PearlTheDuck, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 15 week old sicilian buttercup pullet has been showing signs that she will lay (squatting for a roo, comb and wattles are redder and bigger) she's so small and it worries me even thinking about her trying to lay an egg. Thoughts?
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    She'll be fine. Full size hens sometimes lay huge eggs, and they survive it
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    She could still be weeks away from laing even with those signs. When she does lay (be it tomorrow or next month) she will be ok.
     
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