Big & small eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tracyfeltsmills, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Tracyfeltsmills

    Tracyfeltsmills Out Of The Brooder

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    My first Golden Comet Emma has laid big beautiful brown eggs from day one, altho my second batch of same breed and only a month give or take a few days age wise are laying small eggs. I just find it odd given there all the same breed any ideas.What one gets they all get for treats and food.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They usually lay smaller eggs when they start, then the eggs get bigger in time. That's why the term "pullet eggs" -- they are pullets til a year old, then they are hens.
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet eggs taste good just smaller.
     
  4. Tracyfeltsmills

    Tracyfeltsmills Out Of The Brooder

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    ok, i'm still learning something new every day, thanks!
     
  5. kendra1178

    kendra1178 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my girls, hatched on April 10, 2010 has been laying for about 2 months now, and her eggs are HUGE! We have gotten quite a few double yolkers from her. My other young ones, about the same age as her, are laying smaller eggs than my 1 yr old hens.
     
  6. ZombieChickens

    ZombieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, my girls never layed "pullet eggs".....no soft eggs, no small eggs. We were very lucky. And the other day I found this:
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  7. kendra1178

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    Wow! That's some egg! Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. ZombieChickens

    ZombieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, we only got 4 eggs from our 5 girls today. We're hoping it's because the poor lady that laid that sucker took the day off.
     
  9. Tracyfeltsmills

    Tracyfeltsmills Out Of The Brooder

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    oh my what an egg. god bless her lol
     

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