Egg size from pullet to "final"?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WA23, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. WA23

    WA23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long does it take for a chicken to get to the largest size egg they are going to lay?
     
  2. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    I hope you get an anwer to your question, as I was wondering the same thing.

    I do know that my Leghorns started laying at the beginning of September and I feel those eggs aren't full size yet. Many weigh in at 1.8 ounces and that isn't even "large". I thought they are supposed to lay large and extra large eggs. Genie
     
  3. WA23

    WA23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, my leghorn started laying a week ago and the eggs are only 1.5 ounces though the trend has been they are getting larger.

    I also have one chicken that has been laying for a month and a half with average of a medium. I was expecting at least a large from her.
     
  4. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My oldest is 3 years old and her eggs are bigger than last year.
     
  5. WA23

    WA23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So this process will take at least a year? Three?
     
  6. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    My black australorps went from a small egg to a large egg in just over one month.
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Our BSL has been laying about 3 weeks. Her eggs started at 45 grams and are up to 48-50 now. My neighbors have a variety of layers that are a couple months older than mine, and their largest brown eggs are 58g. They've got a BSL, RIR, 2 EE & I can't remember the 5th one.

    I only know the size of their eggs b/c I bartered for some eggs to make deviled eggs for Christmas eve - our girls aren't all laying yet and I do not want to buy any!!
     

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