Rhode Island Red egg size

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gininana, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. gininana

    gininana Hatching

    Feb 26, 2014
    I'm new at raising chickens. I live in the city limits so I only have 4 hens. I bought 2 RIR pullets from my local feed store. They just started laying a week ago (I feel like a proud mama.) :) One has laid 5 dark brown eggs consecutively, but her eggs are tiny...all exactly the same size...about the size of a 50 cent coin. The other one has laid only one egg which is a lighter, paler shade of brown and medium in size. Just wondering if it is common for a new layer to lay such tiny eggs. Also, since the other hen's egg is a different color, is she mixed? The two hens look exactly alike...a deep rusty red color. I love them no matter what...just curious.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2014
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Every hen lays her own shade of egg.

    Hopefully your tiny egg layer will increase the size of her eggs in a few weeks.

    In general though, the eggs do continue to increase in size, with the eggs being a very nice size their second spring.
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  3. RockerHen

    RockerHen Songster

    Aug 10, 2011
    Chappells, SC
    Give them some time, they should eventually increase in size. My latest batch of leghorns started out laying eggs not much bigger than the silkies, but now, at a year old, their eggs rival the turkeys! [​IMG]
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