Second pullet egg, will they get bigger?

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  1. knightgang

    knightgang Out Of The Brooder

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    My BSL and Golden Comet pullets are just over 17 weeks old. Got my second egg today, not sure who from...

    The two middle eggs in the picture came from the pullets, the two outer eggs are from my adult layers. Will the eggs get bigger as the pullets continue to mature?

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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Nice looking eggs!
    Yes, you have Pullets that started laying at 17wks, their eggs will be smaller than your Adult Layers' eggs. As your Pullets mature the eggs will gradually get larger.
     
  3. knightgang

    knightgang Out Of The Brooder

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    18 weeks now with my two layers, no change in size yet.

    I am getting anxious for the rest to start laying and get larger eggs.

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  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    18wks is still very young[​IMG]
    Eggs will be small for a while...
     
  5. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of ours started laying around 17-18 weeks. If I remember right, the eggs were small for a few weeks.
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Congrats on the eggs -- yes, they will get bigger. It can take several weeks for them to get "up to size", in the meantime enjoy the adorable tiny eggs.
     
  7. Gramcracker3

    Gramcracker3 New Egg

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    My chicks started laying at exactly 17 weeks. We started hearing all kinds of strange noises coming from the coop and sure enough we found some surprises. We have a buff orpington, 2 easter eggers, and a black sex link. All are laying now. We have had an assortment of sizes. My buff laying the largest eggs. So much fun!
     

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