new size or will it stay the same?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mobe_45, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. mobe_45

    mobe_45 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 24, 2008
    Webster City, Ia
    We have RIR's that lay jumbo size eggs. They won't fit in an XL egg carton.
    Last spring we rescued a chick from a parking lot. It ended up being a Heavy Cornish Cross.
    He fertilized one or more of the RIR's and we hatched out four chicks. They ended up having white feathers with a few black/gray mottling, and red ears.
    These hens have started laying (16 eggs so far). All of them are extra small. It takes two and a half to three to equal an RIR egg.
    Are these mutt hens going to continue to lay small eggs or will they eventually get larger?
    The RIR's started out laying size large and got larger.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    From my experience, you younger ones will begin to lay gradually larger eggs. I also have a hen that lays whoppers - many of which are double yolkers - she has only been laying for a couple of months and i hope for her sake that she begins to lay more regular sized eggs!


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