my little egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kimice, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. kimice

    kimice Out Of The Brooder

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    My barred rock hen just laid her first egg! It is way smaller than the other eggs that I have gotten from different hens. Is it normal for the first egg to be smaller? Either way, I am super excited about it [​IMG]

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  2. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats on getting your first egg from her! [​IMG] It's perfectly normal for the first eggs that she lays to be small. I had some that were as small a round as a dime from our Silkies this year.
     
  3. kimice

    kimice Out Of The Brooder

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    That would not make much of an omlet! Hopefully they get bigger. Thanks for the response and the good news. My husband ,who knows even less about chickens than I do, asked me if we had to throw it out. [​IMG]
     
  4. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say this is normal this happened with my RIR but after about 2 weeks they get bigger and now that they have been laying for about 6 weeks they are about a large to a jumbo just be patient.
     
  5. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just too cute!
    I've got about 4 weeks before
    I expect my first egg, EVER!
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  6. Aemelia

    Aemelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah my three pullets started out with cute small eggs and now just 5 weeks into laying their eggs are pretty much normal store bought egg size.
     

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