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

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    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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