Egg size?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mdibaugh, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. mdibaugh

    mdibaugh Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls started laying about two weeks ago. Im pretty sure two of the four are laying due to distinct egg colors. Both are laying the small eggs I have read about. Eggs are not extremely small but small. Im still finishing the last bag of grower/finisher and anticipate going to layer feed in about a week. Also providing free choice oyster shell. Im getting one egg a day on a regular basis and sometimes two (about golf ball size). One light brown and another a darker brown of the same size. Is there an average time it takes to get consistantly larger eggs. My girls are as follows 1- columbian wyandotte 1-silver cuckoo maran 1- partridge rock 1- silver laced wyandotte.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    I think it took about two months for most of mine to start laying large eggs. The ones that are over 3 years old have started laying even larger ones.
     
  3. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol I will.have to look back now. Never actually paid attention to how long it took. Probably a good idea this time. Will mark first egg laying.day and then go from there.
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Depends on the breed as well. I have some Black Copper Marans pullets that lay whopper eggs that are as big as my 18-month old Leghorns' eggs! That's normal size for them apparently, they aren't double yolkers. I have a Cuckoo Marans and a Barred Rock that were also this spring's babys, only slightly younger than the other girls, and they lay "pullet size" eggs still [​IMG]

    Generally, in my experience, it takes them 2ish months to get up to "normal" size and they still keep getting slightly bigger as the hens age, just not as noticible.
     
  6. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Black Star's have been slowly coming on line all month and it has been interesting to watch as the eggs get larger. Each day I get fewer and fewer "pullet" eggs as they slowly edge up to medium/large size. I actually miss them since two pullet eggs are just the right size to fit on a fried egg, ham and cheese sandwich.[​IMG]
     
  7. jomercer

    jomercer Chillin' With My Peeps

    All my chickens laid noticeably smaller eggs the first week, and the eggs became progressively larger until 3 weeks, after which the sizes have stayed constant (based on how they fit into the compartments of a medium or large egg cartons--I don't have a scale).

    Smallish medium eggs from my easter egger (loose fit in a medium carton).

    Medium from the black australorp. (good fit)

    Largish medium eggs from the SLW. (snug fit in medium but very loose in large)

    Extra large from the golden comet (hardly fit in a large egg carton)


    They've only been laying from 4 to 8 weeks, so I hope the smaller eggs still have some "growing" to do.
     

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