Egg Size

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chiefdgp, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. chiefdgp

    chiefdgp In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2011
    My Chickens are beginning to lay eggs!! The eggs are looking pretty small. Will they get any bigger as my hens mature? My Brown Leghorns are laying first.
  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Yes they will get bigger as they get older. You may also get double yolk eggs sometimes, too.
  3. They get bigger every time they lay. Its normal for them to be small at first. Give them time. [​IMG]
  4. chiefdgp

    chiefdgp In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2011
    Thanks!! [​IMG]
  5. Capvin

    Capvin Songster

    Apr 13, 2011
    Lake Placid, FL
    Mine started laying a few weeks ago and from the beginning their eggs were the size of about a large store bought egg. Recently one of them has begun to lay oversized eggs that are too big to fit into an egg carton. I think when they first start to lay (the first couple of months) the sizes and frequency are all over the place. If the egg has a nice shell, eat it and enjoy.
  6. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Songster

    Jun 15, 2011
    [​IMG] Not too long ago, I got an egg from my 4 1/2 month old GB, and it was too big to fit in the egg carton.

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