What's the youngest a pullet can lay an egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ScottN73, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. ScottN73

    ScottN73 In the Brooder

    Aug 6, 2012
    Madison, Ohio

    I have 19 laying hens 4 of which are around three years old and the rest are a year and a half. I hatched three new girls during the weekend of September 12th. Today I got 10 eggs which is the norm this time of year and with them was this little booger- Any way this could be from the fifteen week old pullets or is this a fart egg from one of my older hens? The pullets are two Welsummers and one Welsummer-Maran mix (Rooster is a Welsummer).
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I'm not a betting man, but I'd be willing to bet that is a fart egg.
  3. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Crowing

    Jan 24, 2014
    Buffalo Wyoming
    I suppose anything is possible but I would also bet that it is a fart egg. The earliest I've ever had a pullet lay is around 4 months.

    You can look at your pullets and tell if it is possible. Their combs are usually very red once they are mature enough to lay. If the combs are still dark or pale then they aren't likely to lay. [​IMG]
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Fart egg. I've never had pullets start off that small.

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