Black Australorp Eggs not large

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FloridaGal, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. FloridaGal

    FloridaGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black Australorp is about six months old. She has been laying for about 3-4 weeks, almost every day. Her eggs are a light tan color, and not very large, mostly the size of a small to medium egg. Is this normal? I keep reading that they lay large brown eggs.
    Thanks.
    Julie
     
  2. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    [​IMG] Yes, it can take a while for their eggs to reach normal size, nothing to worry about! Glad you joined the flock!
     
  3. K813ZRA

    K813ZRA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope so as mine are the same way. Mine are getting larger but very slightly. They started out the size of a quarter and have got about 10% bigger now after four weeks. However, they are still half the size of large eggs from the store.

    On the other hand my duck eggs started out the size of a quail egg, went up to a golf ball and are now huge. Maybe ducks mature faster.

    Anyway, good luck with your eggs! I know I love waking up and going on an egg hunt.
     
  4. FloridaGal

    FloridaGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply and the welcome!
     

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