Young Hens Starting to Lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bkbingham, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. bkbingham

    bkbingham In the Brooder

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    I got some hens on the Feb 5th as day olds, 132 days old and two of them are laying. I have some Mc Murray Americanas, Some Buffs, and Silver Laced Wyandottes. I have been getting 1 little blue egg and 1 little dark brown egg a day. Isnt it a little early for them to be laying? We are apporaching 18 weeks, and how long before the little eggs start getting bigger?
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2009
  2. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Songster

    Congrats! It's a bit early but not that unusual. You must be doing everything right!
     
  3. momof4boys

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    I have pullets that I got from McMurry on the 9th of Feb. (I'm assuming they were hatched in the 6th), that just started laying, too. My Red Star started at 18 weeks to the day and my White Leghorn started the next day. I'm thrilled...the Red Star has layed every day since she started. [​IMG] I have a BO, 2 Light Brahmas, and 2 Black Minorcas that haven't started yet, though.
     
  4. bkbingham

    bkbingham In the Brooder

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    Here are some photos of the group...

    This is the First Egg...of the EE gr's
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    This is a EE Roo "Sgt. Peppers" that came in the All Pullett Order... He is a happy camper with all of these girls...[​IMG]
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    EE
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    This was the surprise pullett from McMurray. Is this an EE?
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    BUFF
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    Silver Laced Wyandotte
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    I love this Picture...
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  5. momof4boys

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    Great pictures! Your white one is definately a EE......I have one just like her and another white one that feathered in w/ a brown face...kinda funny looking, but cute. [​IMG] Don't you just love those cute bearded faces. [​IMG]...and I can't wait to get some colored eggs. I didn't get any EE's in my rainbow layer assortment from MM. I got 4 from the feed store a couple months later so still have to wait a couple months for eggs from them.
    This is Sugar
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