Do eggs get bigger???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sassifrassi, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. sassifrassi

    sassifrassi Out Of The Brooder

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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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  2. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they do get bigger. My first were the size of robins eggs and now I am getting a medium chicken egg.
     
  3. Whispering_Raven

    Whispering_Raven Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!" [​IMG]


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  4. Blue Ridge Hillbilly

    Blue Ridge Hillbilly Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  5. sassifrassi

    sassifrassi Out Of The Brooder

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    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!
     
  6. sassifrassi

    sassifrassi Out Of The Brooder

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    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!!
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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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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