Australorp eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bkcruce, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. bkcruce

    bkcruce In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone! just a quick question, my Black Australorp ladies have started laying, but their egg size is quite small is this normal? I have 4, 3 year old Easter Eggers and when they started laying their eggs were and are the normal size Medium. It takes 2 Australorp egg to equal my Easter Egger's 1. Just wondering. Thanks, Brenda
     
  2. Sagey_7878

    Sagey_7878 Songster

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    When hens start laying, their eggs start off small but get bigger overtime. Full size Australorp eggs aren’t that big anyways.
     
  3. bkcruce

    bkcruce In the Brooder

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    ok thanks!
     
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  4. AlleysChicks

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    Give it a month or two and you will see a size difference :)
     
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  5. bkcruce

    bkcruce In the Brooder

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    Ok thanks, this makes me feel better.
     
  6. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Crowing

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    According to the Backyard conservancy heritage chickens guide. Australorps lay large eggs, 2oz/57 grams. GC
     
  7. driver

    driver Songster

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    My australorp has been laying for not quite 2 weeks and her eggs are on the smaller side still. I'm assuming they'll get a little bigger. My golden comet's eggs got bigger as she went along. On the other hand, my cuckoo marans started right out with XL eggs that barely fit in the carton.
     
  8. 8 Chicks 1967

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    Young Pullet egg on the left, 3 year old on the right.
     

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  9. Don't worry! The eggs will get bigger over time! :wee
     
  10. This is my first year having eggs from both pullets and hens for comparison, and the pullet eggs started out adorably small! All mixed flock, so no direct comparisons, but they’re a few months into laying and thete’s still a noticeable difference in egg size between hens and pullets. It might be fun for you to document the change in size over time with a camera (wish I had thought of that before).
     

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