Egg laying question?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chulke, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Chulke

    Chulke In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2011
    So one of my chickens just started laying this week and she is 18 weeks old and think one of the others isn't far behind now, as well as a about four of my others. But, my question is, will their eggs get larger as they get older? Right now they're pretty small. The hen that started laying is a red sex link, as well as the one that isn't far behind. The others that I think are getting close are rhode island reds and black copper marans. All the ones I think are getting close are showing the usual signs, their combs are getting bigger and starting to be more floppy as well as starting to get a little redder, also they are all starting to fill out their backsides. Are these true signs? Or am I just wishful thinking? Ahhhh who knows. Lol!

  2. BetterHensandGardens

    BetterHensandGardens Songster

    Feb 28, 2010
    Clinton, OH
    Your chickens are close, you are seeing true signs, and yes the eggs get bigger! [​IMG] My red sex links have always graduated to jumbo eggs. The others may be a little smaller.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Yes, the eggs will gradually get bigger. After they go through their first adult molt, they will get even bigger.
  4. Chulke

    Chulke In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2011
    Thanks for the info...this is my first flock and I never really been around chickens before but I must say it has been quite entertaining thus far! Chickens are a trip to just sit and watch! They do some of the darnedest!

    We mainly got these guys for eggs...did I pick good breeds?

    2 red sex links, 2 rir's, 4 black copper marans, 3 Americaunas or Easter eggers...they have green tinted legs and feet, 2 Delaware whites...I think, and 1 black australorpe roo...I think....would like some opinions...thanks!
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011

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