First Egg

bubba42511

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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.
 

ChickenCanoe

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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.
 
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Wyandottes7

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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.
 

bobshere

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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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