Do tiny eggs ever get any larger?

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

  1. Sleepy71

    Sleepy71 In 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

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

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  4. Sleepy71

    Sleepy71 In 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. 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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