How long do chickens lay 'pullet eggs'?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BigBird99, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. BigBird99

    BigBird99 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2011
    We have 4 laying Buff Opringtons about 7 months old. Just wondering how long till the eggs get bigger.
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I've never had BO, but large bodied fowl take a bit. The hybrids that are bred for commercial purposes, primarily, sort of get on with large egg laying quickly.
    The more traditional birds can take up to a year to hit their full stride. I've never, ever, been overly concerned about egg size. In fact, I wince at the large size eggs that young hybrid pullets lay. Personally? The size will come naturally, over time.

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