Do the eggs ever get BIGGER ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AlienChick, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens have been laying for about 3 weeks now and they're still laying small to medium sized eggs at best.
    I have black australorps, easter eggers, and barred rocks that I was told lay "large" eggs. [​IMG]

    They are 21 weeks old.

    Do they get larger later on??
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They do. And after their first molt, they will come back laying much bigger eggs but less often.
     
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    good to know? [​IMG]
     
  4. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Count your blessings! At least you are getting eggs. My black Australorps are almost 21 weeks old, have had bright red combs and wattles for six weeks, have been singing the egg song and squatting for about three weeks, and not nary an egg. I am pouting big time! [​IMG]
     
  5. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hang in there they do get bigger by the day almost. I know how you feel though. I ave like 2 dozen pullet eggs in the frig right now. They are all like half the size of a normal large eggs. Cute as can be. The kids really love them!
     
  6. Afterburner

    Afterburner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My ladies are getting ready for molt 2, will the eggs continue to increase in size?
     
  7. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    They will gradually increase in size. How fast depends on their breeding.

    And after their first molt they'll become larger still. Some make it up to jumbo size.
     
  8. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I guess I spoke too soon. . .

    Today I got my first LARGE egg! [​IMG]

    The rest of 'em were itty bitty, tho.

    I'm thinkin' I shoulda put baseballs inside the nests instead of golf balls. [​IMG]


    Good to know they'll get bigger. [​IMG]
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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