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Hello from Maine-new layer-egg size increase?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JDisme, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. JDisme

    JDisme Just Hatched

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    I feed the family chickens when I was in grade school, we got out of it (apparently the dogs and pig preferred the taste of them) and now I began my own quest of chicken ownership. I am two weeks into eating medium/smallish light brown colored, orange yolked eggs provided by this young Easter Egger!
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    The eggs are perfectly shaped but about 1/2-2/3 the size of standard large eggs from the grocery store but she lays almost every day.

    Will her egg size increase as she matures?

    if so will she produce less (in number) eggs?

    Thanks. And hello again!

    JD
     
  2. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Hi, and :welcome
    Yes, they should increase in size, especially if this is her first year. I think chickens are in their prime for eggs around 2 :)
     
  3. JDisme

    JDisme Just Hatched

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    Im glad to hear it! At 2-3 their production drops quite a bit, right?
     
  4. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and [​IMG] Those are such pretty birds! You already have some great advice, so I just wanted to say thanks for joining us!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Mainly it is the super high production layer breeds that drop off in their 2 nd. year etc. They are also prone to reproduction issues.
     

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