Youngest layer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by minna, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. minna

    minna Songster

    Oct 15, 2008
    Burnsville, MS
    What's the youngest you have even had a hen lay? I have a 5 month old (barely) BO and I am pretty sure she is laying. She is in with my SLW right now, but I know their eggs, they have been laying a while, and these eggs are def. pullet eggs and are found in the nest that I find her sitting in constantly. Dh said he heard her singing the egg song the other day, but thought she was just joining in to celebrate the others. But I really think it is her laying.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009

  2. Its really all relative to the breed. I've had a Silkie lay just before she turned 6 months, which I thought was early... until I got my Seramas. They started laying at 3 months, maybe 4.
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