Egg Size

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by knc512, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. knc512

    knc512 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all! my Leghorn just began to lay eggs i have gotten 3 since this past Saturday. however, the first one was small but the other two were even smaller. how long until i start to see an average sized egg?

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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    It varies with each individual hen but I think it's safe to say that you should be seeing larger eggs within a month or so.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    No one can tell you that. The best answer would be when ever they work all the kinks out of the plumbing. The eggs will continue to grow as time wears on. You are seeing pullet eggs right now which are small and frequently misshapen. They'll get bigger and better looking.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    The egg size will gradually get bigger over time. In a month they'll be bigger as their bodies get used to laying. The biggest change in egg size happens after their first molt, between 1 and 1 1/2 years old. My BR went from large to jumbo sized eggs after she molted. (but they do not lay when they molt)
     

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