New to the world of chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickmomma5683, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. chickmomma5683

    chickmomma5683 Just Hatched

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    My 7 month old RIR and leghorn hens started laying eggs about a month and a half to two months ago and they're all laying small brown eggs. I have like 75 small eggs and it takes 3 of them to equal one large egg[​IMG] Why are they all so small?
     
  2. animalgrl

    animalgrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because your chickens are so young and just started to lay. The eggs will probably increase in size a bit over the next few months. Keep in mind that different chickens and breeds of chicken will lay different size eggs.
     
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  3. ChickenChaser9

    ChickenChaser9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because your hens are so young. The size will slowly increase over time. Best wishes.
     
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  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    That is strange, I know new layers will lay some "fart eggs" in the beginning but I'm not sure if it is usual to lay so many. Are you girls standard sized hens?
     
  5. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  6. chickmomma5683

    chickmomma5683 Just Hatched

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    Yes, they're normal sized and the roosters are huge.

     
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Are they on laying feed with a side container of crushed oyster shell if they feel they need more calcium?
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and my warmest welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you decided to join the community and I do hope you will make yourself at home here! :frow
     
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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