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My 7 month old RIR and leghorn hens started laying eggs about a month and a half to two months ago and they're all laying small brown eggs. I have like 75 small eggs and it takes 3 of them to equal one large eggūüôÄ Why are they all so small?
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Because your chickens are so young and just started to lay.  The eggs will probably increase in size a bit over the next few months.  Keep in mind that different chickens and breeds of chicken will lay different size eggs.

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Because your hens are so young. The size will slowly increase over time. Best wishes.

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Our flock as it roosts:

21 Black Jersey Giant Chicks ((20 Females 1 male))

1 Black Cochin ((Free Exotic from MMM whom we adore, gender unknown))

2 Red Sex Link Hens ((Britta and Adventure Chicken))

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~Chicken Philosopher~

Our flock as it roosts:

21 Black Jersey Giant Chicks ((20 Females 1 male))

1 Black Cochin ((Free Exotic from MMM whom we adore, gender unknown))

2 Red Sex Link Hens ((Britta and Adventure Chicken))

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:welcome

That is strange, I  know new layers will lay some "fart eggs" in the beginning but I'm not sure if it is usual to lay so many. Are you girls standard sized hens?

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I love Jesus and I am a Christian.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

 

 Psalm 121: 1-2

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Yes, they're normal sized and the roosters are huge.
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That is strange, I  know new layers will lay some "fart eggs" in the beginning but I'm not sure if it is usual to lay so many. Are you girls standard sized hens?
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Are they on laying feed  with a side container of crushed oyster shell if they feel they need more calcium?

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Hello there, and my warmest welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you decided to join the community and I do hope you will make yourself at home here! frow.gif
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100 something birds. 8 species. ‚ô• Norman ‚ô• Norma ‚ô• Misha ‚ô• and ‚ô• Taylor ‚ô• are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Silkies, Malay, and assorted others. Studying poultry genetics and the Standard of Perfection. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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