first eggs...why so small?? pic

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newtothis2011, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. newtothis2011

    newtothis2011 Out Of The Brooder

    May 5, 2011

    will they get bigger???
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    They will gradually get bigger. It is not usually overnight but a gradual process. Then after their first adult molt, you will see a decent jump in size.

    Why are they so small? They are still babies. Their bodies need to grow up and mature or they could hurt themselves laying great big eggs regularly. That's why I hate to see double yolkers with young hens. It does not happen often, but they are more at risk laying those big eggs when they are so immature. I'm just glad they can usually handle even the big eggs as well as they do.
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I always enjoy watching those first eggs evolve and some times you get some really tiny ones. Once I got got a tiny one with no yolk! [​IMG]
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Small eggs are much easier on the young pullet. Actually, it is kind of scary when they lay the huge, double yokers.
    Agree with Ridgerunner
  5. newtothis2011

    newtothis2011 Out Of The Brooder

    May 5, 2011
    Can They Be Eaten When They Are That Small??
  6. sandysylvester

    sandysylvester Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 18, 2011
    Sure you can eat them! They taste great!![​IMG]

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