Easter Egger, Question regarding about the size of egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Backyardchickenlover89, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Backyardchickenlover89

    Backyardchickenlover89 Chirping

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    Hey
    I have a Black Easter Egger and it laid four small eggs the past 2 weeks, my question is the egg is small right now will the egg get bigger because my chicken isn’t growing anymore? or will this egg stay small and is it ediable
    I’m new to owning backyard chickens I’ve had my chick since she was about one week old and currently she’s about 7 months
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    The eggs will increase in size in the weeks ahead.
     
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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Yes the eggs she has given you thus far are edible
     
  4. Backyardchickenlover89

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    But she’s not a big breed I believe she’s a miniature breed, she’s a black hen and her eggs size difference is not something I would want to eat
     

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  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Could you post a picture of your girl? Is she a bantam? That would explain the small eggs. Where'd you get her from? Why won't you eat her eggs? You could always cook them and she'd LOVE them as treats ... But not all at once.
     
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  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Easter Eggers tend to be smaller bodied/lighter built birds. Your border *could* he a bantam, but many people are thrown off at the difference between lighter breeds when comparing them to heavier standard breeds.
    Have you seen a leghorn hen.....very small, lightly built birds, they produce some of the largest eggs. In chicken breeds, being a bigger/heavier bird does not = bigger eggs, often it's the opposite.
     
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    I’m curious of why you don’t want to eat them?
     
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  8. Backyardchickenlover89

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    My chick is like a family member so maybe adding it isn’t my thing but I’m probably gonna give it to a friend who’s got the stomach to eat it, unfortunately my rooster is growing slowly but surely is a month old, so too young to fertilize it
     
  9. Backyardchickenlover89

    Backyardchickenlover89 Chirping

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    I taught the bigger they were the bigger the egg, thanks for teaching me a new thing :’)
     

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