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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?

Country girl in the city.
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Country girl in the city.
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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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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.

UGCM

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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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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