first eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by opbado, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. opbado

    opbado In the Brooder

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    we have five white leg horns & five buff o that are 17 weeks old. & we have been waiting patiently for them to start laying. it finally happen we had went out of town
    for the weekend when we came home we went & checked on our chickens & to our surprise we had two white eggs in side there coop but they were small
    is this normal ? because its there first eggs . & will they be good to eat I thought I read where you should thow the first eggs out that the yoke might be bloody .
    is this true?
     
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    Their first eggs are usually smaller and will get bigger over the next couple weeks. We ate all of our eggs and never had a problem.
     
  3. jomoncon

    jomoncon Songster

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    Quote:2 of my 8 RIRs started laying last week and those eggs were small. I'm waiting for those eggs to start getting larger.
     

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