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Do tiny eggs ever get any larger?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sleepy71, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Sleepy71

    Sleepy71 Out Of The Brooder

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    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?

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  2. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  3. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Silkie eggs are generally very small from what I've been told.

    BUT - imagine the absolutely adorable deviled eggs you can make for your next get together! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Sleepy71

    Sleepy71 Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  5. Sleepy71

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    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!
     
  6. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't tell the size of the smallest egg in the middle because I don't know how large the others are. From this vantage point it looks like robin's egg sized? I would think they would get a bit larger than that, yes (but I'm a newbie).
     

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