Freedom Rangers' Eggs: Are they Always smallish

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Salt and Light, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know layers always start off with small eggs, but do the FR's eggs stay small or do they start producing full size eggs?
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    My freedom rangers lay huge eggs. [​IMG]
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    You both have Freedom Rangers laying eggs? [​IMG]
     
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Mine are getting pretty old so they don't lay as many eggs as they used to, but they were surprisingly good laying hens when they were younger.
     
  5. ijon1

    ijon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your hens?
     
  6. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have been laying for a couple months and the eggs are still on the small side, not as small as the first few pullet eggs, but still not "normal" size. I have not weighed them or compared to commercial eggs, but they look pretty small compared to my Delaware, RIR, BO and EE eggs.
     
  7. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Three years old, if I'm doing the math right.
     
  8. ijon1

    ijon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you restricted their diet. I feed mine in the morning and let them clean it up. I also feed them collard greens. They now seem more active than when they were younger.
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My (tyson) cornish X pullets aren't quite to laying age, but the farmer that gave them to me said I can look forward to extra large eggs. [​IMG]
     
  10. Mrs. Mucket

    Mrs. Mucket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've been getting Ranger eggs for about 6 days (age 17 weeks). At least 2 of our 6 pullets are now laying. The first egg came separate from the soft shell, the rest had shells and were pullet to medium sized. I think one hen is a couple of days ahead of the other(s). Today there was an egg larger than a large storebought egg. So I'd say they do get bigger!
     

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