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First Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hitchiechicks, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. hitchiechicks

    hitchiechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so we have been getting our first eggs the past week but they are much smaller then I anticipated. They did start laying before we changed to laying feed. With laying feed will egg size increase?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Congratulations on those first eggs! Pullets usually start laying small eggs that will gradually get larger as they keep laying (not counting the occasional odd or double egg) and hit full size after a couple of months or so depending on the breed. Some types, like sex-links or White Leghorns bred for egg production will just always lay bigger eggs. After their first molt when they start laying again, those are usually the largest their eggs will be, and they will keep laying about that size until they get old.
     
  3. hitchiechicks

    hitchiechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thank you for the info!!
     

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