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When do eggs get full size?

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How long does it take for a pullet/hen to start laying full size eggs? My wyandotte is one year old and her eggs are about a medium size. I am hoping they will still get bigger. Any ideas?

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I have to say, I didn't really notice a huge difference from the first egg.  My BO is a very slight hen, and lays smallish eggs.  Her sister, who is a little bigger, lays slightly larger eggs and has also laid two double yokers.  Our Red Star lays our largest eggs, and the others lay eggs comparable to store-bought medium to large eggs.  However they haven't increased much from their first eggs.

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Should I add supplemental heat?

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post #3 of 4

Egg size generally maxes out within a couple of months after the first one.  They sometimes get a little bigger when they start laying again after the first molt. 

Different hens lay different sized eggs.  Even among the same breed, you find some size, color and even shape variations.  Other than getting a little larger over the couple of months following the the first egg, a chicken's eggs maintain the same essential characteristics for life.  I have a barred rock that lays a torpedo, has since the first egg about a year ago.

Your wyandotte is probably just lays a medium-sized egg.

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I have it on the inside scoop that the chicken came first via priority mail and the egg arrived about 20 weeks later.  Mystery solved!

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I have it on the inside scoop that the chicken came first via priority mail and the egg arrived about 20 weeks later.  Mystery solved!

Hiding out in suburbia with 1 Red Star, 7 Black Stars, 3 Barred Rocks, 1 Buff Rock, 2 Black Australorps and 1 somewhat tolerant wife.
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HI, :frow i have  SLW   and they are just now  over a year old &  their  eggs are  almost the exact same size  as my  BR & NHR eggs  plus  its  winter  &  all my hens  are all  molting  plus my BR & NHR are not laying   for the last week ,BUT my wonderful  SLW   are the only hens  who  are  still  laying, so  i love my SLW  a  whole  lot...!!! they are always  very sweet  & dependable layers:clap plus my  beautiful  Colombian  Wyandotts  they  are  still  young  yet  & are  6 months  old  December  1,  they  are also  steady at laying , pullet eggs  every  day  & are also sweet  birds,so  i  have to say my  wyandotts have  so far  been  the best  continuous  layers ..!!  very pretty  & easy  keepers ,  so we love  our  WYANDOTTS...!!!!:thumbsup 

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