Egg laying

DottiD

In the Brooder
Aug 24, 2019
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I have 7 hens all different breeds. They are only 4 months old. My dorking is already laying eggs. I’ve got 3 in 3 days. Her eggs are small will they get bigger when she gets older or will they stay small?
 

Quackter

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May 15, 2019
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All pullet eggs start out smaller and slowly enlarge over the course of months. I'm not familiar with the general egg size of that breed, so I can't comment on that.
Yeh it's all in the breed. My Austrolorps' first eggs were like the size of a store bought medium, now they're the size of two grade A's. I don't know how the poor things walk.
 

kchampion

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May 16, 2019
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Hey all...jumping on this with a question...my girls have started laying...well kinda. LOL..
One chicken out of 5 has started and it was a RIR. Only 1 week in 3 days. Is that normal? I took it out. Should I have left it?
 

aart

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It can take anywhere from a few days to a few or more months for eggs to get up to a 'large' size...can depend on breed and/or individual bird.
 

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