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Austarlorps first eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rfahm, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Rfahm

    Rfahm New Egg

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    I have 6 Austarlop's that were hatched 3/21/15 - over the past few weeks I have been getting a bunch of different sizes and colored eggs from my young hens. It seems like when a hen starts laying - the first eggs are small dark brown ones and as they get older the eggs get larger and lighter in color. Is this fairly normal for young 'lorps? Attached is a pic of today's eggs.

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  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    What you're seeing is normal. The first eggs are smaller and will increase some in size as the hen's 'plumbing' matures. And eggs can lighten up a bit as the hens progress through their laying cycles.

    P.S. Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. Rfahm

    Rfahm New Egg

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    Great to hear - thanks for the feedback.
     

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