RIR versus Production Red.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jerseygirl1, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    I have for what I think are 1 1/2 YO production red hens, that lay huge eggs. I have three beautiful deep red RIR that are laying smaller eggs. My RIR's are about 5 months old. My question, will the eggs from the RIR's get larger in time?
  2. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    My hybrids start out laying large eggs, and most quickly get to an egg a day.

    My RIRs start out laying medium eggs, and then most will gradually have larger eggs over time, some take months to "ramp up." The RIRs also start out at about 3-4 eggs a week and generally increase to 5-6 eggs a week over time as well.

    I get somewhat less in the winter, time off for molt, etc. with both.

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