My hen layed her first egg! Are they always really big to start out?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickenlover7711, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Chickenlover7711

    Chickenlover7711 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen layed her first egg friday and it was really long and bigger than the grocery bought eggs this is a picture of what it looked like. Its the brown one.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/65344_photo_on_2010-09-10_at_1802.jpg

    And her second egg looked like this compared to her first one. The Big one on right is her first egg and the one on the left is her second egg.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/65344_photo_on_2010-09-11_at_1451_2.jpg

    why is her first egg so big?
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2010
  2. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Its probably a double yolk my pullet eggs are tiny
     
  3. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    No they aren't usually so big, more often are small. So...you're just lucky I guess?
     
  4. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    She just has to get into the rhythm. Usually they are pretty small to start and then gradually get bigger. Probably got two yolks in there...hopefully it wont be a habit with her. Those are the ones for me that end up being internal layers or have some other egg laying problem. Terri O
     
  5. Chickenlover7711

    Chickenlover7711 Out Of The Brooder

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    ya thats what we were thinking. Most likely the first egg is weird most people say. Thanks
     

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