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How big are the first rhode island red eggs?

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My dad said they would be larger then a regular first laid egg, i said it would be smaller since it was the first time. We got our first egg yesturday and it was small and long is that normal? I will post pictures later.

I'm Kelsey, I got lot's of chickens and blah blah blah.
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post #2 of 6

small and long, I think that would be normal!
Hooray, first egg weeclapya

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how old are your hens.  Ours are almost 5 months old and no eggs yet.  DH wanted Rhodies because that is what he had in Colorado.  I am thinking they may can take the cold very well but the heat slows them down?

1 husband; 4 sons (3 grown); 1 grandaughter; 2 dogs; 9 ducks; 19 Rhoadies and 5 banties and 300 rose bushes - is that enough?  Add 1 kitten as of Mothers' Day
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1 husband; 4 sons (3 grown); 1 grandaughter; 2 dogs; 9 ducks; 19 Rhoadies and 5 banties and 300 rose bushes - is that enough?  Add 1 kitten as of Mothers' Day
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My RIR's started laying at 6 months

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My RIR's started laying at 6 months


Guess I am just too impatient.  Big Mamma, our Pekin is the same age and she has laid an egg every day except 1 day for the last 2 weeks - she is very consitent - between 6:45 and 7:15 every morning.

1 husband; 4 sons (3 grown); 1 grandaughter; 2 dogs; 9 ducks; 19 Rhoadies and 5 banties and 300 rose bushes - is that enough?  Add 1 kitten as of Mothers' Day
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1 husband; 4 sons (3 grown); 1 grandaughter; 2 dogs; 9 ducks; 19 Rhoadies and 5 banties and 300 rose bushes - is that enough?  Add 1 kitten as of Mothers' Day
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My RIR's have been laying for almost a month now.  They started laying at 18-19 weeks old.  I have received a variety of shades, sizes, and shapes.  My kiddos love the oblong ones!  I can notice a significant difference in size from the first eggs we collected.  They just keep growing.

2 RIR, 4 SLW, 6 BO, 1 PR ~My laying hens~
10 Red Stars, 9 Black Stars, 2 EE's (Roo & Hen), 1 "Blue" Mystery Roo, 1 BO Roo, and 1 Black Orpington
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2 RIR, 4 SLW, 6 BO, 1 PR ~My laying hens~
10 Red Stars, 9 Black Stars, 2 EE's (Roo & Hen), 1 "Blue" Mystery Roo, 1 BO Roo, and 1 Black Orpington
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