smfritch

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 3, 2008
30
0
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Weaverville, CA
A little over a week ago one of my RIR laid her first egg. She hasn't laid again until today. The first egg was very small, and the one she laid today is a little larger, but still very small. Is this normal?


Steven
 

cyanne

Songster
11 Years
May 19, 2008
512
2
139
Cedar Creek, TX
Yep, pullets often lay small eggs when they first start laying and then over time they should get up to their regular size.
 

redoak

Songster
11 Years
Feb 27, 2008
3,267
46
211
Russia, NY
Congrats on your first egg


My hens first eggs were very small, but they only took a couple days between 1st and 2nd egg.
 

chick_newbie

Songster
11 Years
Jun 15, 2008
276
1
131
South Dakota
Congrats on the first eggs!! I too got my first eggs just over a week ago and they are kind of small. The first little chicken is starting to lay just a little bigger eggs now. The good part is tht she must have kick started the other hens to start laying because yesterday I got 2 eggs and today I got 3 eggs. They are on a roll now I guess.
 

smfritch

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 3, 2008
30
0
32
Weaverville, CA
Thanks! The first egg was brown, but the second egg was brown and white. They are normal inside, just very small.
 

vfem

Yoga...The Chicken Pose
11 Years
Aug 4, 2008
7,324
22
264
Fuquay Varina, NC
Congrats!!!


She'll get in the laying cycle... which may still be a little slow with the days shortening now!
 

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