New layers and egg size

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PaintedMeadows, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 2 orpington hens that are now laying. One started on thursday and laid her third egg today and the other started today. [​IMG] They are both 20 weeks old today and I have another one that I think will lay any day. [​IMG] Anyways, their eggs are quite small but good taste, color and good shell. Will they get larger as they lay more? Also, the shells are a light peachy tan color. Will they get darker or do orps lay that light all of the time? Today they were fighting over the nesting box, they are so darn cute!!![​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Congrats on your first eggs!
    They do get bigger as they get further along.
    I get a wide range of egg colors from my brahmas. Everything from dark brown to speckled tan to a few that have the color of a porcelain doll's face.
     
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Give them some time there eggs will get bigger.
     
  4. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will get bigger, but their color does stay that peachy tan color.
     
  5. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone. I am so excited about these darn eggs. lol
     
  6. mksenoj

    mksenoj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will get bigger
     
  7. chickymama25

    chickymama25 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am green with envy about your early birds. Mine are on strike...without even working yet.
     
  8. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yours will get there chickymama! I am just really happy they didn't go 30 weeks!! Although I have 10 more to wait for and one is a dark brahma that I was reading can be real slow to mature. ACK! I'll just be happy with my wonderful 2 egg layers for now. [​IMG]
     

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