First egg after 21 weeks of waiting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cook_kaka_ook, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. cook_kaka_ook

    cook_kaka_ook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this normal for first eggs to be this big or should I say small? Will they ever be as big as the store bought eggs like the one on the left?

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  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    What breed? The first egg is sometimes the smallest, but not to say the only small/large (small in your case) one particular hen will lay.
     
  3. cook_kaka_ook

    cook_kaka_ook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure which one laid the egg but my best guess is my BA.
     
  4. KKatknap

    KKatknap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my first eggs are small. Most of the first few months' worth are pretty little. Then, once in awhile, those newbies will blow you away with a monster egg. [​IMG]

    How big they will get depends on the breed, but the first ones will generally be little.
     
  5. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    If it is the BA I would say the egg will get bigger, but when I have not a clue. Winter has been slowing egg production all over, but not everybody. I would defiantly give her till spring.
     
  6. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
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    Congratulations on your first egg!

    Nothing better than a fresh egg from your own hens!
     
  7. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
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  8. JavaMom

    JavaMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Congratulations! At 22 weeks, one of my girls left us a gift today for the first time, too!
     
  9. cook_kaka_ook

    cook_kaka_ook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I can't wait 'til spring. It's exciting!!!
     
  10. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls first eggs were all tiny with yolks the size of marbles. They have gotten bigger. I always know when someone lays a first egg. I have confirmation that 4 of my 5 pullets are laying. Not sure who is holding out exactly but I think I have had 5 tiny eggs in the last three weeks.

    Congratulations on your first egg! Enjoy it!

    Caroline
     

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