Do the eggs get bigger over time?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Huskerchickens, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Huskerchickens

    Huskerchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Of my four hens I now have three that have started laying eggs within the last three weeks. All three are laying what I would consider to be small/medium eggs. Do they tend to get bigger as things become more regular?
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Yes, they do.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, they get bigger over time as their bodies adjust. Then you may notice a big jump in size after their first adult molt.
     
  4. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to ask the same question and I also was going to ask, Doesn't it depend on what kind of birds you have??

    Ours are NOT pure bred, so will we ever get the 'right' sized egg??
     
  5. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Probably they will, Mommysongbird. Often the non-purebreds have plenty of great egg-layer in there so no telling what size they'll end up. Lots of mutts end up laying even better than the purebreds, too.
     
  6. Hinotori

    Hinotori Silver Feathers Premium Member

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    My girls have been laying about 2.5 months. The eggs have slowly gotten larger. They were averaging 28 grams the first few weeks. Now they are up to 50 grams on average.
     
  7. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I remember those first eggs are small (medium sized at best).

    Just give 'em a couple of months.

    You'll get large or x-large eggs in no time!


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  8. emrys

    emrys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I started trading eggs for milk, I weighed the eggs and only kept the smallest eggs for myself. The milk lady got everything over 1.6 oz. Now she only gets the 1.8 oz or larger eggs. The EE sisters after a couple of months have been producing nice 2 oz eggs. The two year old hens lay every other day but the eggs are over 2.5 oz. The shape and color have stayed the same but the eggs have gotten steadly larger.
     
  9. wrldlygrrl

    wrldlygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are all over the place!

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