Do eggs get bigger???

sassifrassi

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Sep 22, 2010
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Got my first two eggs yesterday. They were kinda puny - like pigeon eggs. I have standard sex links. Will their eggs get bigger as they get older ??? (they are approx. 21 weeks)
 
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Whispering_Raven

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Jul 9, 2011
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Quote:Although I am new to raising chickens, our eggs have gotten noticeably larger and the shell is darker. Today we got a VERY large egg in comparison to the rest. Our chicks are about the same age as yours. Got them this past spring. Here's a pic of "The Biggun!"



 

Blue Ridge Hillbilly

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Feb 4, 2009
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Western NC
my barred rock chicks came on on April 22 and I got my first two eggs today. Both were small and one of them had a paper thin shell. This is pretty normal. They do get bigger as they go along.
 

sassifrassi

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9 Years
Sep 22, 2010
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Toronto
Oh good! My initial intention was not so much egg production, but to give my birds a good life. But jeezers - after all I spent..some normal sized eggs would be nice!!! Thanks for putting my mind to rest!
 

sassifrassi

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9 Years
Sep 22, 2010
87
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Toronto
Quote:I had a gob of egg goo and a squashed rubber egg two days ago too! So far... 2 misfires and 2 small proper eggs. I will blow out the proper eggs and gold leaf them to remind me how much I spent getting this started!!
 

Happy Chooks

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Yes, they will gradually get larger over time. For most breeds, there will be another jump in egg size after their first adult molt.
 

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