Bigger eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jimz1, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. jimz1

    jimz1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens just started laying last week. They are small but tasty! I was wondering how long before they get normal size. Do I give them anything to make them bigger. I know that sounds stupid but I had to ask.
     
  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    As your girls age the eggs will get larger....
     
  3. steedchristopher

    steedchristopher Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:What types do you have?
     
  4. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    Quote:X2 you can't really speed up the process but in a couple of months they will be normal size
     
  5. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is "normal" size? My BR lays every day and all of them have been exactly 1.75oz or a medium store bought egg size. She has been laying for a week. I thought she was just a medium egg layer. So for my breed's what is considered "normal"?

    Bar Rock
    Buff Brahma
    Easter Egger
     
  6. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know there was some scientific study on the net that said feeding chickens fresh peanuts will make the eggs bigger.I tried it as the experiment went and I got the same conclusion.I did get slightly bigger eggs, but then no eggs due to too much peanut in their system.When I went back to laying crumbles,they layed again,but after 2 weeks in peanut detox. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2011
  8. jimz1

    jimz1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 NH reds, 3 sliver laces wyandotes, 3 australorps 2 light brahmas, and 1 EE
     

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