Egg laying question?

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

  1. Chulke

    Chulke Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    Yes, the eggs will gradually get bigger. After they go through their first adult molt, they will get even bigger.
     
  4. Chulke

    Chulke Out Of The Brooder

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    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 things...lol!

    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!
     
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