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first eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenbottom, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    are the first eggs usually get really small, small and deformed, big, big and deformed. what usually happens with first eggs?
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    small with a bit of blood.
     
  3. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    ok i will be prepared for blood
     
  4. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup.. smallish... with a blood streak..
    blood should not be there after egg 2 or so and it might take a while for the size of the egg to be consistant.. some are small, some are huge, some shells are deformed, some have no shell, double yolks.. etc...
     
  5. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    i got my first egg from her today it wasnt that small but wasnt that big either it had a little bit of blood
     
  6. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Our first layers started dropping med-large eggs. The others started smaller.
    Some blood, but not too much.
     
  7. DowntownChickens

    DowntownChickens New Egg

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    how small is small? I have got about 6 tiny tiny quail size eggs from my hen. How long should that last? It has been about 2 weeks since she started.
     
  8. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    oh wow thats really really small and ide give it another another week before the size starts picking up if not 1 then 2
     
  9. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    I've got some young Self Blue hens 1 has started to lay, her first egg was small but she is OEGB so their eggs are small anyways.. but there was a lil blood.. Ive got 4 hens and 1 Roo not sure of ages think they are all young. Had one other egg from them but It busted temps was in the single digits that day. The one I got I put in the bator, I candled lastnight couldn't really tell anything yet on it.. although i don't think I should have too high of hopes on it, normally dont get good results with first eggs...
     
  10. Rooster Ray

    Rooster Ray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first eggs were not much different than the eggs I am getting now but they were a little smaller. But they still tasted great I had no blood spots or streaks.
     

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