Egg Size for new layers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dodson, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. dodson

    dodson Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 23, 2010
    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!
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011
  2. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

    Jun 3, 2011
    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!
  3. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The eggs will just get gradually bigger over time and that will very from one chicken to the next! Sorry, but you'll just have to be patient. You'll find that egg size can vary from the same hen too! That's Mother Nature for you - likes to keep us all guessing.

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