Egg size?

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

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    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...
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    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

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    Ah, ok perfect! thank you!
     
  4. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah they get bigger! It usually doesn't take long.
     
  5. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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.
     
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  7. Smith Hill Cottage

    Smith Hill Cottage New Egg

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    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.
    Possibilities:
    Hen was stepped on inadertently by other hen in a low next box?
    Disease made her weak to changing temperatures?
    Coccidiosis?
     

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