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Pullet eggs when do they get bigger?

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The first eggs a chicken lays are pullet eggs right? How long until the eggs are the standard size for the chicken? I have some that have been laying for a little over 2 weeks. Does it depend on the chicken?

Thank you.


Edited by Justhatched - 10/12/11 at 12:13pm

Married with a teenage boy and preteen girl. 1 cat "Archie" 4 dogs "Harley" Bull Mastiff / "Bella" Bull Mastiff mix ,"Minnie" my daughter's Dauchand/Poodle mix and "Toby" her brother. 9 chickens -2 Black Stars,2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Buff Brahmas . ,2 female Barred Rock and 2 California White.. <3. I enjoy gardening, cooking, baking and the occasional craft.

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Married with a teenage boy and preteen girl. 1 cat "Archie" 4 dogs "Harley" Bull Mastiff / "Bella" Bull Mastiff mix ,"Minnie" my daughter's Dauchand/Poodle mix and "Toby" her brother. 9 chickens -2 Black Stars,2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Buff Brahmas . ,2 female Barred Rock and 2 California White.. <3. I enjoy gardening, cooking, baking and the occasional craft.

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post #2 of 11

My chicks are 6 mo old ,  have been laying for 2 months now.... Eggs are nice size now...Hope this helps u out...cool

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Originally Posted by chicken nanny 

My chicks are 6 mo old ,  have been laying for 2 months now.... Eggs are nice size now...Hope this helps u out...cool


Yes it does help. Thank you!

Married with a teenage boy and preteen girl. 1 cat "Archie" 4 dogs "Harley" Bull Mastiff / "Bella" Bull Mastiff mix ,"Minnie" my daughter's Dauchand/Poodle mix and "Toby" her brother. 9 chickens -2 Black Stars,2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Buff Brahmas . ,2 female Barred Rock and 2 California White.. <3. I enjoy gardening, cooking, baking and the occasional craft.

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Married with a teenage boy and preteen girl. 1 cat "Archie" 4 dogs "Harley" Bull Mastiff / "Bella" Bull Mastiff mix ,"Minnie" my daughter's Dauchand/Poodle mix and "Toby" her brother. 9 chickens -2 Black Stars,2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Buff Brahmas . ,2 female Barred Rock and 2 California White.. <3. I enjoy gardening, cooking, baking and the occasional craft.

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post #4 of 11

Even when the eggs are small, they still taste great!

http://muckycluckers.blogspot.com/

Read about the antics of my little flock on my blog at    http://muckycluckers.blogspot.com/

“Mucky Cluckers – Tales from the hen run” e-book is at http://amzn.to/xT4DkE   A humorous look at chicken keeping and what they don’t tell you in the “How to” books.

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Read about the antics of my little flock on my blog at    http://muckycluckers.blogspot.com/

“Mucky Cluckers – Tales from the hen run” e-book is at http://amzn.to/xT4DkE   A humorous look at chicken keeping and what they don’t tell you in the “How to” books.

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post #5 of 11

Most of my pullets have been laying for 2-3 months now. Some of them started out from the beginning laying huge eggs (my red stars) that have stayed a constant size. Others have been slowly getting bigger, so about now (8months old) I've noticed the girls that were laying really tiny eggs have been getting bigger. At least all of the eggs will now fit into a regular egg carton without being really loose. Depends on the breed/how the particular hen matures.
(I hope my little red stars don't lay any bigger eggs! They are my tiniest girls and are pushing out massive eggs that barely fit into the carton! Almost feel sorry for them.hmm)

Home to 8 pullets: 2 red sex links, black sex link, 2 RIRs, barred rock, white rock, silver laced wyandotte.... Plus one spoiled RIR cockerel.
RIP, our EE named Pheasant.

**I'm on BYH!**
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Home to 8 pullets: 2 red sex links, black sex link, 2 RIRs, barred rock, white rock, silver laced wyandotte.... Plus one spoiled RIR cockerel.
RIP, our EE named Pheasant.

**I'm on BYH!**
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post #6 of 11

One of my girls has been laying for a month now & I have noticed her eggs are much bigger than when she started. The others will come along in time, but they have only been laying for a couple of weeks, but they are still a nice size. Good luck!

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Originally Posted by Kaeta44 

Even when the eggs are small, they still taste great!

http://muckycluckers.blogspot.com/


Yes they do!

Married with a teenage boy and preteen girl. 1 cat "Archie" 4 dogs "Harley" Bull Mastiff / "Bella" Bull Mastiff mix ,"Minnie" my daughter's Dauchand/Poodle mix and "Toby" her brother. 9 chickens -2 Black Stars,2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Buff Brahmas . ,2 female Barred Rock and 2 California White.. <3. I enjoy gardening, cooking, baking and the occasional craft.

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Married with a teenage boy and preteen girl. 1 cat "Archie" 4 dogs "Harley" Bull Mastiff / "Bella" Bull Mastiff mix ,"Minnie" my daughter's Dauchand/Poodle mix and "Toby" her brother. 9 chickens -2 Black Stars,2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Buff Brahmas . ,2 female Barred Rock and 2 California White.. <3. I enjoy gardening, cooking, baking and the occasional craft.

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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Little One 

Most of my pullets have been laying for 2-3 months now. Some of them started out from the beginning laying huge eggs (my red stars) that have stayed a constant size. Others have been slowly getting bigger, so about now (8months old) I've noticed the girls that were laying really tiny eggs have been getting bigger. At least all of the eggs will now fit into a regular egg carton without being really loose. Depends on the breed/how the particular hen matures.
(I hope my little red stars don't lay any bigger eggs! They are my tiniest girls and are pushing out massive eggs that barely fit into the carton! Almost feel sorry for them.hmm)


I wonder how I can find out what size these are. They are smaller than the left over store bought ones we have. They fit in the egg crate pretty good. I've seen people with the scale that will tell you what size they are and I don't have on of those. Thank you.

Married with a teenage boy and preteen girl. 1 cat "Archie" 4 dogs "Harley" Bull Mastiff / "Bella" Bull Mastiff mix ,"Minnie" my daughter's Dauchand/Poodle mix and "Toby" her brother. 9 chickens -2 Black Stars,2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Buff Brahmas . ,2 female Barred Rock and 2 California White.. <3. I enjoy gardening, cooking, baking and the occasional craft.

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Married with a teenage boy and preteen girl. 1 cat "Archie" 4 dogs "Harley" Bull Mastiff / "Bella" Bull Mastiff mix ,"Minnie" my daughter's Dauchand/Poodle mix and "Toby" her brother. 9 chickens -2 Black Stars,2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Buff Brahmas . ,2 female Barred Rock and 2 California White.. <3. I enjoy gardening, cooking, baking and the occasional craft.

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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by vclark321 

One of my girls has been laying for a month now & I have noticed her eggs are much bigger than when she started. The others will come along in time, but they have only been laying for a couple of weeks, but they are still a nice size. Good luck!


I think ours our a pretty good size. I just keep seeing that pullet eggs are usually smaller. Thank you.

Married with a teenage boy and preteen girl. 1 cat "Archie" 4 dogs "Harley" Bull Mastiff / "Bella" Bull Mastiff mix ,"Minnie" my daughter's Dauchand/Poodle mix and "Toby" her brother. 9 chickens -2 Black Stars,2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Buff Brahmas . ,2 female Barred Rock and 2 California White.. <3. I enjoy gardening, cooking, baking and the occasional craft.

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Married with a teenage boy and preteen girl. 1 cat "Archie" 4 dogs "Harley" Bull Mastiff / "Bella" Bull Mastiff mix ,"Minnie" my daughter's Dauchand/Poodle mix and "Toby" her brother. 9 chickens -2 Black Stars,2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Buff Brahmas . ,2 female Barred Rock and 2 California White.. <3. I enjoy gardening, cooking, baking and the occasional craft.

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post #10 of 11

I have a single freedom ranger hen that escaped the slaughter company by being to small at the time the others went and she has just started laying eggs. She lays the TINIEST eggs I have ever seen. lol But my other hens for this year are just beginning to lay decent sized eggs. They started laying about a month and a half ago.

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