Barred Rock Laid Her First Egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CountryGirl3294, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. CountryGirl3294

    CountryGirl3294 Out Of The Brooder

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    My BR Pullet laid her first egg yesterday and another today! Only 22 weeks old, but dang her eggs are tiny! Barely anything to eat! When should I expect her eggs to increase in size? I purchased BRs because of their large brown eggs. I have people wanting to buy eggs from me but I would fell bad selling these tiny eggs to them.

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  2. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute wee egg! I love wee pullet eggs :) They can take a few weeks to increase in size. Most of my pullets are laying decent sized eggs after a couple of months.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Can take a few weeks, or a few months, for pullet eggs get up to a 'large' or 'extra large' weight.

    I weigh my 'dozens' in 18 count cartons when I have lots of pullet eggs, rather than change my pricing.
    Sometimes takes 14-16 to get up to the 26-27oz dozen weight.
     
  4. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The really cute, tiny eggs only last about a week in my experience. Then they get bigger very slowly for the next several weeks.
     
  5. CountryGirl3294

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    Thank you everyone for the advice! Also I noticed each time the egg is on the floor. I have six plastic milk cartons for nesting boxes and some have golf balls and others don't. When do you think she'll learn eggs are supposed to go in the nesting boxes not on the floor. Lol
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Some learn sooner than others.......
    .......any sign they've been in there scratching around?
     
  7. CountryGirl3294

    CountryGirl3294 Out Of The Brooder

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    Scratching in the nesting boxes? I believe so but not sure. Some boxes the straw keeps thinning out and I have to replace. So possibly? I just never personally saw them go in there yet.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats! The eggs will get larger over the next couple of months as her body adjusts to laying. You may see another increase in size after her first molt. My BR laid a jumbo sized egg. She doesn't lay much anymore, as she is almost 7.
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Mess up the "nest" in the floor. They will find the nest boxes in time.

    Milk cartons or milk crates? Milk cartons would be too small for a nest box. Milk crates would work fine.
     
  10. CountryGirl3294

    CountryGirl3294 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry I meant milk crates! I was having a brain fart and couldn't think of the word crate and put carton. Cartons would be way too small! Lol
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