How Long Until Eggs Get Bigger?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JP33, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens, B.O., has been laying very small eggs for about two weeks now. All are just about the same exact size. They are very small, not odd shaped, just plum dang small. I have gotten perhaps a dozen & a half like this.

    Could she just be a smaller than normal small egg layer or could they at some point get larger? One of my EEs layed small eggs its first 4 or 5 eggs but the eggs are much larger now.

    So tell me what you have experienced & your thoughts please.

    Thanks!


    ...JP
     
  2. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump, thank you.
     
  3. nsanywhere

    nsanywhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can take up to a month of laying before you see full sized eggs.
     
  4. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not that I'm against the small eggs, I guess I could get used to 'em but prefer larger eggs. Thanks for the feedback.


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  5. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remeber hens are all diffrent and it could be that she is that way.
     
  6. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have been weighing my eggs for over two months. Back then when I started I had a couple that started laying when 20 weeks old and had been laying for 4 months I guess. Most of mine were eithe Med or between med and large and a few were large. Now I have eggs from those that are out of moult and they are laying large. many that have yet to go thru first moult are still laying between med and large. Now I am feeding a 20% protien feed plus they totally free range all day. For a heave breed like BO i would not be feeding anything less than 18% protien. Feather, muscle and eggs are made with protien.
     
  7. chooniecat

    chooniecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    both of my BO's had small eggs for appx. a month. now they're big and beautiful.
     

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