How big should RIR eggs be?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Yum yum, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Yum yum

    Yum yum New Egg

    Sep 6, 2011
    My kids and I are new to chickens. We have a small flock of 10 chickens. 3 RIR's and 7 barred rocks. The RIR's are 5 months old and we got our first egg today. It's smaller than I thought it would be. Is it small because its the chickens first egg?
  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2008
    it will take them a month or two to get up to full size eggs. Yes, the first ones are smaller:) Aren't they cute? Enjoy them while you can because they are the only small ones you will get. Once they become full size, they don't decrease.
  3. justafeedboy

    justafeedboy Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 8, 2011
    in my own little world
    They start out small, then get bigger as the pullets mature.
  4. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    Let me be the first to [​IMG]

    Yes, they will get bigger! [​IMG]
  5. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Hillman Michigan
    Ours are really small too- we have SLW and BRs an one EEer.... We did already get a double tho- it was not a huge egg- but my daughter ran in and said "We got a double!" I said "no way- that egg is not big enough" so she ran in and cracked it and- guess who was right- the 6 year old!!! lol....

    They will get bigger!

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