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First eggs at Cackle Cottage!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kenc, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Kenc

    Kenc New Egg

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    We have three Barred Plymouth rocks and 3 Golden Comets. They began laying on January 14th. We've gotten at least one egg each day since, and as many as 4. They are all smaller than grocery store eggs, but sooo much better. How long does it take for them to increase to full size?


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    The golf ball worked! The large egg was a double yolk!


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    First two eggs.





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    Size comparison with a grocery store large egg in the middle.

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    Double yolk on the right, grocery store egg in the middle.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    That yolk colour is fantastic [​IMG] It can take them up to a month to work out the kinks in their systems and lay normal eggs. During that month you can get everything from tiny yolk less practice eggs to enormous double yolkers. But keep in mind that different breeds lay different size eggs too. Their eggs may end up bigger or smaller than the ones you've been buying.
     

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