Well we have started getting eggs!!! We have 11 hens and have been getting 1 egg a day since Dec. 24. (Christmas Eve!) I know that I read in Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens that the first one will be smallish and then they will start getting bigger. And that the first one will come with a couple days break inbetween. Of course these weren't chicken breed specific. Just the basics I suppose. So, I have read up on the chickens that i have, Supposedly I am supposed to get Large white eggs from my Minorca Dark Brown from the Partridge Wyandotte And Blue/Green from the Easter Eggers So far I have only gotten one HUGE EGG from day 1. Then on day two noticed an itty bitty egg. Then from then on, one a day, all the same size. Are they going to get bigger? These are really smaller. Like You would probably have to make up about 3-4 of them to equal one regular 'standard store bought' kind. How long will it be small before they start getting bigger? And what do I put in their nest boxes so they don't pull it out????? I was using straw/hay but they pull it all out!