Easter Egg Hens Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gauthierpeeps, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. gauthierpeeps

    gauthierpeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello All,

    I have a question about my 2 Easter Egg hens (Penelope Pitstop and Polly Polka Dot). They both are half the size of our big girls. 2 RIR (Piper and Pepper) and our huge Black Sex-Link (Lucy).

    The 2 Easter Egg hens lay green eggs. One egg is a beautiful light green and the other a bland light green.

    The question is on the size of their eggs. One is a large egg as big or maybe even bigger than our bigs girls and the other is slightly smaller.

    How can these little hens lay such large eggs? We are just amazed every day when we collect our eggs.

    Thanks ahead of time for any answers or posts. [​IMG]
     
  2. SHELLY

    SHELLY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have about 6 EE's but they are only 5 weeks old. Sorry, I can't help you out on the egg question, but it gives me something to look forward to.
     
  3. gauthierpeeps

    gauthierpeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Shelly,

    I hope you enjoy your EE as much or more than I have.

    Thanks for the post, Gloria
     
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    We have to Buff Orps and 2 EE's. And one of each variety lays a larger egg than the other of each variety. I think it just depends on the chicken.

    One of our EE's (Daisy) lays an egg that is as big as an Orps egg, and a beautiful green. Mr P's egg is slightly smaller and sometimes pale to almost white at the large end.

    Thing 1 lays a very large pretty brown egg. Thing 2 lays a smeller tan egg. Sometimes This 2's egg is smaller than the EE eggs!
     
  5. gauthierpeeps

    gauthierpeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the post! It is amazing what the (little girls) can do and in such a beautiful color too!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Our three EE girls will be a year old on May 14th and we've recently noticed that their eggs are now bigger than they used to be.

    Dawn
     
  7. gauthierpeeps

    gauthierpeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Dawn,

    Our (little girls) are just at a year old and the eggs have been the same size all along. It is amazing what these (little girls) can do.

    Thanks for the post!! Gloria
     
  8. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE's lay huge eggs, bigger the my RIRs or my leghorns, or my B-rocks. Some are fat and some are long and skinny, they are JUMBO eggs for sure, and yes they are smaller hens. Things that make ya go hum.[​IMG]
     
  9. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 2 adult EE's, who are small in size, also lay larger eggs than my RIR, Light Brahma or BO. SOmetimes they are huge. [​IMG]
     
  10. gauthierpeeps

    gauthierpeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    McGoo,

    Wow you are overrun with Chickens [​IMG]. I want to get more but I have all I can handle at this time. It is funny how those little girls lay such big eggs. My DH says it must hurt those 2 little ones but they are as content as can be.


    Thanks for the post! GSG
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    Myself, DH, 2 Dashchunds, 1 Chocolate Lab 4 yr, 1 Yellow Lab mix 15 (dear old girl is a white one now). 2 RIR (Pepper and Piper), 1 Black Sex-Link (Lucy) my biggest girl. Then my 2 little EE girls (Polly Polka Dot and Penelope Pitstop. WHEW...that's enough [​IMG]
     

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