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So I have a flock of light Sussex hens and I have a few questions.number 1 is how large are the light Sussex egg my flock is only 7 months old and I think the eggs are not full size yet. Number 2 is I only have 4 out of my flock of 5 laying currently and I I'm wondering what's wrong. Thanks for your help!
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If your girls just started laying, the egg size will increase a bit as they mature. As for the one that isn't laying yet, not every chicken in your flock will start to lay at the same time even if they are the same breed so give her some more time, she just hasn't matured as fast as your others.

 

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Thanks for the info and welcoming. But is the egg size for light Sussex large, medium or small once they mature?
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I just took a quick look at 3 sources...one place says medium and the other two say large. :idunno

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Are you sure only 4 are laying?  Or, perhaps are they taking turns regarding which 4 are laying every day?  Otherwise, are you sure one is not a cockerel?

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