Egg Size for new layers

dodson

In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 23, 2010
21
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Colorado Springs, CO
We have 5 Silver Laced Wyandotte hens. They are 23 weeks old and have just started to lay sporadically. Not all of them are laying yet. We think the majority of the eggs came from just one of the girls. My question is about their egg size. Right now the eggs are all about half the size that they should be. All of th eggs. Some are a little bigger than others, but they are all small.

Can anybody tell me the time frame it will take for the eggs they produce to be full size?

Thanks in adavance!
 
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CarolJ

Dogwood Trace Farm
8 Years
Jun 3, 2011
2,003
145
173
Middle Tennessee
I'm no expert and can only report my experience. I have 7 (no SLW) that all have started laying since late July. Some of the eggs started out very small and have slowly gotten larger - and some of them started out not-so-small and have gotten larger. The key point is that they ALL have gotten larger over the course of the past month. I've read that it takes up to a couple months for the eggs to get the size they are supposed to be. However, even the little eggs have been delicious!
 

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