First eggs-small but heavy-normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MariposaMama, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. MariposaMama

    MariposaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We discovered today that Vanilla has started laying eggs. [​IMG] She's been acting strange for a week or so and I saw her do the squat thing a couple of days ago. This morning she didn't really eat breakfast, but was acting normal otherwise, so I told my daughters to keep their eyes out. Later in the day they went out there and found her hiding place with her first two eggs in it. I don't think either are more than a couple of days laid and I know they're not fertile. For as small as they are, they are quite heavy. Is that pretty normal? What are the chances we'll break them open and find something unusual?

    Here's my daughters each with an egg. [​IMG]
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  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Small eggs can be a little deceptive. My small eggs seem to be smoother and the shells seem to be more dense than the large eggs. That might be why they seem to be relatively heavy for their size.

    I think they are normal and fine. Crack them open and find out.
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    awww, the girls look so cute holding there first eggs !! I think most anything is normal when it comes to first eggs !! Maybe yah got a double yoker !!??
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    When ever I have a new hen laying their eggs feel to me heavier than a store bought one. I consider the heaviness, the variables in the color, the spots, and the odd shapes all to be normal for new layers. You'll most likely find the yolk to be firmer and the white to be thicker than store bought ones as well. All perfectly normal.
     

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