Egg size?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Going Quackers, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    One of my 4 started laying recently now i would say by my checking in the store(LOL) she is giving about a Medium sized egg, is this the size they will always be? or is it just the beginning egg size.

    They are nice eggs, a lovely minty green, solid shell ... i guess i just wish they were bigger lol but i'll deal with it her "siblings" have yet to lay, the birds are 6.5mths now...
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2012
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    They are called pullet eggs and are smaller than how her eggs will be in just a couple-three months.
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    Ah, ok perfect! thank you!
  4. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2010
    Northern Indiana
    Yeah they get bigger! It usually doesn't take long.
  5. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2010
    Cadiz Ky
    I have two ee's that lay green eggs. They are about 9 months old now and both of them started much smaller than they are now, just be aware that ee,s may never lay a large egg some will stay at a large medium. I have one of those and the other lays a large egg, but either way they will eat just fine.
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    Alright, that's ok... i was just happy to see the eggs... we have ducks so i get BIG eggs too. Silly question but does the size of the chicken indicate a smaller egg? the one is a petite little bird, feisty as all get out but i cannot see her laying that big of an egg but perhaps it plays no role.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2012
  7. Smith Hill Cottage

    Smith Hill Cottage New Egg

    Apr 15, 2011
    Re. unexplained loss of Buff Orpington
    My mixed chicken flock, hereto previously healthy, two weeks ago started "picking." Four out of 24 birds show signs of bare bottom spots. I have treated w/ a mixture of Desitin and GoldBond Med. powder, sometimes mixed w/ olive oil. One of the birds is a rooster. They continue w/ good appetite and drinking water.
    New flock
    New coop, 8' by 8', lino floor, good ventilaton, hanging water and food inside during winter, some food/water hanging during summer
    Sliding door and ramp for coop access
    Enclosed yard, 12-inch deep w/ clean sand, 25' by 35', fenced and wired perimeter and top.
    Yesterday morning I found a dead Buff in a floor-level nest, head hanging over side of box. No exterior damage, no picking evident on this hen.
    Constant temp in coop 30F, 4 feet above floor. All roosts well spaced 4' or more above floor.
    Two months ago, I started a 'treat' program w/ some cracked corn on ground outside in the mornings; regular feed and water are always in coop only. In summer, water also hanging in fenced yard. For winter, water is set on heating pan (not hanging) in coop.
    Hen was stepped on inadertently by other hen in a low next box?
    Disease made her weak to changing temperatures?

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