Got first egg but smaller than expected, then none

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by troutlakearts, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. troutlakearts

    troutlakearts Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2009
    We finally got our first egg! But it was definately small and we have 6 Australorps. They are between 4 & 6 months old. We thought we would get more each day (at least another one) but 2 days have gone by and nothing -- is this normal??? Also, is it possible that they would actually bury them under the hay we have on the ground. The one was found in the brooding nest. Also, do they get larger as the hens become more mature?? Any comments will be greatly appreciated!
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Congrats on your first egg. Yes the eggs do get bigger.
    Newly laying hens are very erratic in their egg laying at first. You may get eggs two days in a row, then none for a few days; things like that.

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