Just got my 1st egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken Boy-17, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Chicken Boy-17

    Chicken Boy-17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorns i got at TSC just layed an egg for the 1st time. They are 18 weeks old. My only concern is that the egg was kinda small, do hens lay smaller eggs when they 1st start laying?
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the eggs start out small.

    As the hen gets older, her eggs will get bigger. With White Leghorns (the very best egg producing breed of chicken) the eggs should get normal sized very quickly, probably in less than a month. If you have a different color variety of Leghorn you may need to wait a little longer for the eggs to get bigger.

    Congrats on the first egg! [​IMG]
     
  4. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry so late, but [​IMG]
    I am getting too many eggs right now, no one seems to want to buy eggs right now.
     
  5. bigb-71

    bigb-71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What ya going to do with that frist EGG are you going to EAT IT! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Chicken Boy-17

    Chicken Boy-17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alredy did!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     

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