FIrst Egg

foothillsfiber

Chirping
8 Years
Dec 23, 2011
166
4
91
Arkansas
Got my first egg yesterday at 18 weeks on the nose. I new they would be smaller but was surprised at just how small it was, like bantam size. Have no idea who layed it but I am sure that it was one of my red sexlinks.
 

foothillsfiber

Chirping
8 Years
Dec 23, 2011
166
4
91
Arkansas
No. My chickens are at another location other than my house so I never have a camera when I need one. I have 11 getting ready to lay so now it will be....how many today?
 

ChicKat

Free Ranging
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Congratulations on first eggs!

sweetbeak welcome to the BYC forum....

On this page...there is a chart of eggs weights--etc.
https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/charts-and-quotes

Usually by 7-8 weeks they will be laying their normal size. Your chook laid a larger egg than my youngest started with...she laid "peewee" size in mid February, and now has been laying "Large!!!" She is also the one that my 6 new chicks hatched from! Soooo you are on your way!
 

sweetbeak

Chirping
7 Years
Feb 11, 2012
209
17
93
Little Hampton, Victoria Australia
This is what my girls are now producing, I've gone from 1 chicken to 10 and I love them all, especially the difference in color of the eggs
400
 

Happy Chooks

Free Ranging
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Jul 9, 2009
40,417
3,566
626
Northern CA
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Congrats on the eggs! They will gradually get bigger over time. Sometimes the change is so gradual that you don't even notice it. Then you may get another jump in egg size after they go through their first adult molt.
 

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