egg size

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by max13077, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    I have a question about the eggs my girls are producing. They 20 weeks old and just started laying sporadically about a week ago or so. I have RIR who produces every other day or so, one decent sized egg. I wouldn't say giant sized, but decent. This morning however she laid one about the size of an elongated ping pong ball! [​IMG] Several of my other birds have started to lay. A BO and a SLW both produced egg similar in size to bright eyes(the RIR) egg this morning. I think I have quail that look like chickens!!!! Will they get bigger?
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2008
  3. Keebler

    Keebler Hatching

    May 5, 2008
    Chickens begin to lay at 18 weeks. The egg sizes will start out small or medium and progress up in size over the next year or so. Sometimes a pullet will lay a larger egg because its body hasnt quite figured out what size or how many yolks to drop. Bright eyes being a RIR will grow to lay larger eggs due to her breed.

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