First Egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SoCal Chick, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. SoCal Chick

    SoCal Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I was so excited to find my first egg today from Rene my Cookoo Maran (5 months to the day of her hatch date). Now I'm just waiting for Rochelle (my Barred Rock) to jump on the "egg carton parade." Until then, I have a couple of questions about this new phase in our lives.

    1. The egg is so small (i've attached a photo next to a half dollar), is this standard?
    2. Do the eggs get larger with each one laid?
    3. Other that switching her on "egg layer" food, should I make any other changes to her diet? They also get various greens, melons, cucumbers, veggies, etc..

    Thank you in advance for your help.
     
  2. LeJeune1

    LeJeune1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the first egg! Its always so exciting to see the first one isnt it :eek:)
    The eggs WILL get bigger as she lays more.
    In addition to Layer Ration they will need additional calciun- oyster shell or milk to drink.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, it's normal for them to start out that small. Yes, they will gradually get bigger over time. Oyster shell on the side for strong egg shells.

    Congrats on the egg!
     
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  4. SoCal Chick

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    Thank you for your suggestions. I actually found another egg today and it is a fraction larger. Don't have the heart to crack them open just yet. I just look
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Save them up for a yummy breakfast. Don't mix them with store bought eggs.
     

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