pullet eggs ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by larlar23, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. larlar23

    larlar23 In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2008
    Magna Ut
    are pullet eggs smaller then hen eggs? what is the differnece?
    when a chicken starts to eat there eggs can they stop? or are they just good for the fryer?
  2. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Pullet eggs tend to be smaller and with thinner shells. Sometimes no shells at all.

    If you have problems with hens eating eggs, try to keep the nesting boxes dark and filled with soft bedding, collect the eggs frequently, and keep a couple stone eggs in them.
  3. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Wade, Mississippi
    First - [​IMG]

    I have pullets which are female chickens under the age of one if I am correct. Hens are over a year old.

    My eggs are diffrent sizes. They all started small and eventually have gotten bigger. No I have some very large eggs from time to time but the rest would be about the size of a large store bought egg. They have been laying for about three months.

    I have had my girls eat a egg or two, I think because it just being broken on accident. I put a couple of golf balls in the nest that I keep there all the time. This is what I have been told to help prevent and to break them from eating eggs. I understand you can use wooden eggs too.

    Good Luck! [​IMG]
  4. skyfires

    skyfires Trying to hide

    Jul 19, 2008
    The Ozarks of Arkansas
    Glad to have you with us,,,, [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. larlar23

    larlar23 In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2008
    Magna Ut
    so if i put some golf balls or wood eggs then it should breck them? if they dont have a hen box then what? asking for a friend.

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