GLW and egg size

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Linda in San Diego, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my siggy line, you can see the different breeds/strains of hens that make up the Delightful Dozen. So far, all are laying except the Barred Rock - go figure.
    But the Gold Laced Wyandottes have been laying for a couple of weeks and the way we recognize their eggs is that they are so small! I call them "toy eggs" and am thinking about selling them to friends with little people (children), because they are consistantly small eggs. You need 2 to make 1 egg sandwich.
    Is this normal in your experience or do I just have two tiny egg layers?
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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have a turken that is about the size of a 6 week old chick and she lays one perfect small white egg every day. God bless for it too. She is so tiny!!!
     
  3. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But my GLWs are at the opposite end - they are "supposed to" lay eggs of a good size - instead we get "TOY SIZED" eggs. Cute, but not what I expected.
    Don't even get me started on the Barred Rock! They are the boss hens, but not a single egg to show for it!
     

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