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I have a new flock of 6 Buff Orpington hens that have just started laying. They are 5 months 1 week old and I got my first egg last week. We are up to 3 eggs per day. The eggs seem a little small, about the size of "Banty"( small fighting chickens) eggs. I have had Orps before and don't remember their eggs being this small. Also I don't remember starting out small and getting bigger but then that was quite a few years ago. In the catalogs they are listed as being large egg layers. Will the eggs get bigger as the hens mature?

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Undoubtedly they will (or should :)) in my experience.

 

CT

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CTK, I hope they do get bigger. These ladies are replacing 4 RSLs that laid absolutely huge eggs but are, sadly, at the end of their laying days. Their eggs would not fit in a jumbo carton. Guess I might be a little spoiled.

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Just have a quiet word with them, and drop the words "axe", "crockpot", "stew" and see how they do :D

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Just have a quiet word with them, and drop the words "axe", "crockpot", "stew" and see how they do :D


LOL!    Was surprised to see someone reply so quickly as it was around midnight. Then I saw where you live. Mornin from Texas!

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Good afternoon (just)!

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