What's the earliest you've gotten eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JenniferJoIN, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Songster

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    I'm hoping my chickens are over-achievers and lay before these 27-weekers on the board! [​IMG] So, what's the earliest you've gotten an egg?
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    We got our 1st egg from a 19 and a half week old banty Mottled Cochin. The Silkies followed at 21 and a half weeks, then the 1st EE egg a few days later. The gang turned 30 weeks old yesterday.

    Dawn
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Obelisk was about 24/5 weeks old when she laid her first egg. Leghorns are early starters.
     
  4. skatcatla

    skatcatla Songster

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    19.5 weeks from my Jersey Giant cross. ;-D
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    16.5 weeks old from a red star, she laid like crazy for 4 months or so and got acities and I think is now an internal layer. She has her ups and downs but I keep her alive because she is still willing to eat and comes waddling or running over with her will to live. When she loses her will to live is when I put her down.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    18 weeks from a Cochin/Silkie x Barred Rock
     
  7. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Songster

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    17.5 weeks from White Rocks.

    Edited to add:
    They started laying in August, so there was an adequate amount of daylight.
     
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  8. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
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    15 weeks-ISA Browns and what were called Blacks (I'm beginning to think they mean black sex links?).
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

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    18 Wks - Easter egger hen. (the rest started around 20-24 weeks)
    20 Wks - Buff Orp hen (typical is more like 24-26 weeks tho)
    Silkies take forever..gave up counting months. I think one was around 8 months and others around a year.

    Jody
     
  10. mosier

    mosier Songster

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    20 weeks for my Rhode Island Red.
     

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