Yongest hen that you have seen lay the first egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wisdom_seeker, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. wisdom_seeker

    wisdom_seeker Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 25 red sex links and one started laying at 15 weeks 5 days!!![​IMG] 3 more followed the next day!

    This got me thinking what is the BYC record for youngest hen to start laying?

    What breed was it?
     
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    :cdOne of my RIR started around 17 weeks.
     
  3. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    mine were the same - 15 weeks [​IMG]
     
  4. mikeksfarmer

    mikeksfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That beats me my cinnamon Queens laid at 4.5 months old. I love them they are my nicest girls. I understand that their X is simmilar to the sex link. Do Sex links lay brown eggs?
     
  5. wisdom_seeker

    wisdom_seeker Out Of The Brooder

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    The red sex links do lay brown eggs.
    My older hens lay 1 per day, early every morning!
     
  6. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Golden Comet started the day she turned 16 weeks and the other 3 started later that same week.
     
  7. Pullet Pimp

    Pullet Pimp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can tell now that this thread is gonna cause tension in my coop. Wait until I get home and show the girls this on the laptop. Such slackers.

    Going on 21 weeks now with 19 girls = no eggs [​IMG]

    joebryant isnt gonna like it either.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  8. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an EE that was 16 weeks If I remember correctly
     
  9. Sylvie

    Sylvie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey!! 21 week old girls here without eggs, too. Is it something about Northern Ohio or what?!?
     
  10. tucky

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    The girls arrived at the post office June 20th, got the first egg October 23rd! They are now nearing 50% production.
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