Egg Size Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SweetLilRachy00, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oct 30, 2007
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    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![​IMG]
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    it may be a little while. My bantam barred rocks laid eggs the size of a robins egg. it took a few months till they got to the size they should be
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It will take a few months to reach normal size. Then a year or two to reach the maximum size... I have a commercial leghorn who looks like a wreck and lays eggs too big for the jumbo carton. Can't she take a break!
     
  4. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I wasn't sure if it'd be weeks or more! That was a good time frame!

    That poor Leghorn! Well, I guess it doesn't bother her!
     
  5. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    yea when you see a liitle tiny egg some people call it a Starter egg

    then after a lil while the eggs will be normal size [​IMG]
     

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