Does egg size increase with "practice" - New laying hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by idispatch4911, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. idispatch4911

    idispatch4911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have new laying hens, only started about 2 weeks ago. Their eggs are quite small. I'm guessing that with "practice" the eggs will slowly increase in size. Is that right?
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, they will get bigger. Pullet eggs are always rather small. As they get into the routine the eggs will increase in size. [​IMG]
     
  3. idispatch4911

    idispatch4911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks! I'm a first timer, so I was wondering if we were just gonna have very very small omlettes!
     
  4. juliawitt

    juliawitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those first eggs are small, but aren't they beautiful? I keep the those little first eggs in a carton by themselves. I have people with children that love to get them. I sell them at a cheaper rate, but I have people that fight over them because their children love them. They are the perfect size for kids and fit easily in their hands. However, those eggs will start getting bigger fast! They are little promises of whats to come.
     

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