My RIR layed her 1st egg Thursday! I have a ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nccountrygirl, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    She layed at 20 weeks and has layed an egg everyday since Thursday but her eggs are small. Will they eventually get bigger?
     
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  2. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    California
    Mine did. The eggs increased with size as the girls got bigger. I have to say though that the small eggs seemed to be richer in flavor and color than the older girls.

    Very exciting.
    Anne
     
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Thanks Anne, that makes me feel a whole lot better. My Husband thinks we got a dud.
     
  4. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first weeks' eggs -- up to a month or two or even three -- are called "pullet eggs" meaning they're smaller in size. It's normal for the first ones to be even tinier. Her eggs will continually get bigger until they are the 'normal' size. Sometimes I get a special order for someone seeking pullet eggs specifically. Also I charge a bit less for pullet eggs because of their size.
     
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  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
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