Do tiny eggs ever get any larger?

Sleepy71

In the Brooder
8 Years
Oct 25, 2011
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Jacksonville, FL
My last remaining Silky/Cochin mix lays these cute little eggs. She's probably 8 months old. Is this as large as they're gonna get?

 

PrairieChickens

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The first eggs a hen lays are her smallest, and they gradually get bigger from there. From what I understand, silkies are known for tiny eggs, though, so they may never get very big.
 

Sleepy71

In the Brooder
8 Years
Oct 25, 2011
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Jacksonville, FL
When we had the "full-blooded" Silkies, before the predators got to 'em, the eggs we got were definitely small, but not near as small as what's in the picture I posted above. I'd say they were 2/3 the size of a golf ball, maybe a little smaller.
 

Sleepy71

In the Brooder
8 Years
Oct 25, 2011
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Jacksonville, FL
BUT - imagine the absolutely adorable deviled eggs you can make for your next get together!
I'd have to save these for a while, since she lays maybe one per week. AND, I have to hunt for them, since she hasn't yet found the nesting box. My flock free-ranges in my 1/2-acre fenced backyard, so I do find the occasional egg out in the middle of the yard. haha!
 

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