First Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bubba42511, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. bubba42511

    bubba42511 In the Brooder

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    Are the first eggs normally smaller? My RIR laid her first egg today and it was a lot smaller than normal. The only other eggs I have gotten have been from chickens that have already been laying for a while and they all were normal sized.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging 7 Years

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    Yes, pullet eggs are small - normally MUCH smaller. That's where peewee and small eggs come from.

    They have smaller bodies and smaller reproductive systems, hence smaller eggs.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    In my experience, the first eggs are slightly smaller than the final eggs that a hen will lay. They should get larger in a couple of weeks.
     
  5. bobshere

    bobshere Songster

    They will get larger. Mine started laying july/august and started out as a small to medium size egg. Now they are a pretty a large size egg with the odd smaller one and the odd jumbo double yolker.
     

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