How long until pullets lay regualr size eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Anniekb, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Anniekb

    Anniekb In the Brooder

    Jul 26, 2008
    Our girls just started to finally lay their first eggs last week, so my question is how many weeks until they lay regular sized eggs?
  2. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Kingman, AZ
    I've been wondering the same thing. Mine have been laying for several weeks(the younger ones only a couple of weeks, and not all of them yet), but the largest my egg scale measures them at is between small and med. Many don't even budge the scale yet, so they are "pee wee"! These are from SSs, SLWs, BOs, and Lt. Brahmas. I guess we just have to hang in there and wait.
  3. Carolyn

    Carolyn Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    Mine have been laying about a month. The size really varies with a double yolker topping the scales larger than a jumbo the same day I got a pee wee (about 3 wks in to laying). The change has been gradual in general. Now most of my eggs are med to lg. My hens in the order of starting to lay: WR; RIR. EE, Aus.

    Since eggs keep a few weeks you might save a few to compare size in a couple of weeks.

    I don't know when the size quits increasing, 'cause I hope mine get to large and ex large......not sure why, we can't eat all of these!!!
  4. Anniekb

    Anniekb In the Brooder

    Jul 26, 2008
    Very interesting - ours are Delaware and should be heading into the large-extra large arena - some are really small, but I notice the size tends to gradually increase with some of the eggs (after 2 weeks). Don't have time to weigh them this week - but just wondering what other folks are observing.
  5. momofchicks

    momofchicks Songster

    Apr 23, 2008
    My hens have been laying over a month now and the Dominique still lays small eggs. The EE eggs have been large since the begining and the 2 Delware eggs vary from medium to large. I have 2 eggs that I'm not sure who are laying them and they are a small/medium, it's either the RIR or the RIR x Dom.
  6. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    My Exchequer Leghorn just started laying on 9/11. She is still giving us bantam sized eggs, pointy on one end. I am hoping her eggs will get bigger soon, but at least I get one almost every day.
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    All birds are different, even when they come from the same hatch. Originally I got quite a few double yokers, but now every once in awhile. There is not exact timetable. Mine were laying for a couple of monthe or so before the eggs started getting larger. I still get a small egg now and then and they're over a year old now.
  8. holliewould

    holliewould Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Planet Earth
    My rir has been laying for 12 days now and her eggs are teeny weenie. I have gotten 2 double yolkers from her that were a bit bigger though. My problem is saving enough to compare. I managed to save 2 of her eggs at most before I fry em up.

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