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Could a Medium Egg be a 1st Egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lindabean, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. lindabean

    lindabean Songster

    May 3, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    I have an EE that has been laying 4 nice big eggs every week since April. Big Eggs! Like 2 ounces big. Now, I also have these 2 Amereacuna's that I raised from babies that are about 17 weeks old. Sooo, today DH finds a "bigger than small" egg laid in the middle of the chicken yard! Since my EEer, Janet, always has laid eggs in the hen house and they are always BIG, I'm wondering if this "yard egg" might belong to one of the youngsters?

  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Songster

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    The size & location of egg would tell me it is someone else. Congrats on another layer! [​IMG]
  3. wombat

    wombat Songster

    Jun 23, 2009
    I don't know EEs, but we've had a number of heavier breed birds start at "bigger than medium." Congratulations!
  4. lindabean

    lindabean Songster

    May 3, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    YIPEEE [​IMG]:weee Just need to sweet talk them into getting back into the groove of 2 or 3 eggs a day! I also have a medium size brown egg that appeared in a nest, but doesn't look as big as the brown ones the Cochin "Liz" was laying. Maybe with the kids getting into the act, the Ladies will get back into the game. Cain't Wait! [​IMG]
  5. idiganthro

    idiganthro In the Brooder

    Jul 15, 2009
    Mechanicsville, MD
    One of my three girls has started laying- three eggs in 4 days and all medium sized (1.75-1.85 ounces)
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    When my BO's started laying they were HUGE double yolkers for about 2 months. My leghorns just started laying and they are smaller eggs. I think it depends on the breed.
  7. cposz

    cposz Songster

    May 5, 2009
    Twin Cities, MN
    One of our BOs started laying this past weekend and he first eggs are small.

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