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Hen's first eggs are very small

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gkeesling, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. gkeesling

    gkeesling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Barr Rocks started laying about right on time (20-25 weeks). Their first eggs are very small. I expected this. But, I'm wondering how long it takes for them to start laying their normal eggs which should be in the large category. Can anyone enlighten me?
     
  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well for a "large" egg it may take a few months.....but they'll get there. Good luck!
     
  3. NuthatchKnollChickens

    NuthatchKnollChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my first chickens last year (Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex) and if I recall it took them a couple of months before they started laying larger eggs. I gave a box of my early eggs to my 86-year old neighbor who said they always called the little ones "pullet eggs". The girls have laid "extra large" for months now -- sometimes I can't close the lid on the egg carton!
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My pullets have been laying for about going on 4 months. Their eggs are mostly medium with a few large and still occasional smalls. My Hens lay large and X-layge.
     

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