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First Chicken Egg!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by critters, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    OMG! I got my first chicken egg today! I am so jazzed!! My question....
    the egg is as small as a guinea egg...is this because it is a first egg? and when should
    I feel comfortable eating my chickens eggs??? I was thinking maybe they need a bit of
    practice to get things right? As you guessed, I am new to this but am trying hard to do
    things right...my chicks are 15 - 16 weeks old and have been on layer feed for a week or so..
     
  2. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first egg was as tiny as a quail egg. It was either from my Brahma or my Jersey Giant. The next egg was more normal size. They are now a year old and their eggs are larger than they were last fall.

    My Cochin laid "rubber eggs" and then didn't lay for 5 months. Now her eggs are pretty, but she lays a batch then goes broody for a couple months [​IMG]

    I ate my first tiny egg! It was so cute, and was fine quality.
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First eggs are often unusual in some way. Size is one -- may be breed dependent. My ISA Browns laid absolutely ENORMOUS first eggs last Nov/Dec when they started, and the eggs gradually became more like a regular Large egg by about Feb/March.
     
  4. 8Chicks4Ky

    8Chicks4Ky Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats!

    I got my first eggs on Saturday. They are very small also. I've been getting two a day now, and they're all the same size. We've eaten the first two - no problems there - and are saving up so we can get a real meal out of them (instead of just a bite each, lol).
     
  5. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    well ok then! thanks...it's good to know that size doesn't matter and that the egg(s)-( hoping for more tomorrow)- are ready to enjoy!!
    This little egg is such a pretty brown and sized like a guinea egg....I feel like a proud momma! How silly huh? Anyway, thanks for your
    input and time!
     
  6. chickengoober

    chickengoober Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay for eggs! [​IMG]
    I agree with Denninmi, I remember my first egg was quite small.
     

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