First Eggs! What to expect next...?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by battagliac, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. battagliac

    battagliac Chillin' With My Peeps

    We just found our first eggs this week, yoohoo! We have 3 hens all a little over 5 months--either Americana or EE's. Based on her behavior of always laying down, we are pretty sure only one hen is laying one egg/day right now. Couple questions: the eggs are really small and we want to know will they get bigger with age of hens? Also, they are brownish green, does this tell us which species they are? Thanks
  2. crankster76

    crankster76 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 25, 2011
    1.yes, they may get alittle larger. 2. all it says is it was a ee that laid it.
  3. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH
    Yes, they will get bigger.
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Yep, they will get bigger in time as their bodies adjust to laying.
  5. battagliac

    battagliac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks all - that's what we were hoping. Is there also a typical time of day/night they lay? I was going to do some work out back near the coop that involved hammering today but they seem to be hunkering down like they are going to lay. Seems like they a really getting into this new behavior, and we are just watching and giving them space. Little blood on the first egg too, but figuring this is normal.
  6. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2012
    The eggs always start out small. Yes they will get bigger.

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