Egg Sizes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wesnmads, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. wesnmads

    wesnmads Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, our slightly older hen just started laying (about 7 months old) and her egg sizes vary so much! I have kept her last 6 eggs for comparison. Is this something that will eventually even out or is that just what chickens do? Just curious. :p

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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Those 2 larger ones are double yolkers I'd bet....not unusual for new layers.

    They do vary in size, especially when just starting to lay. It can take a month or so for things to get 'regular'...but even older hens can lay different shaped/sized eggs on occasion...part of backyard chickens, you only see the sorted perfect eggs when buying them at the grocery.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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  4. wesnmads

    wesnmads Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you and yes, those 2 were double yolkers. She laid another today...seems like every 4th or 5th egg is.

    Thanks again!
     

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