size of eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CKMom, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. CKMom

    CKMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls just started laying this weekend. The eggs are pretty small but perfect and yummy. When do they start getting bigger?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine have gotten a little bigger, but at almost 9 months old, they are still not as big as a grocery store egg. (except for the double yolkers) It's my understanding that after they go through their first molt (usually around 1 year old) the eggs get bigger.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    I agree. They will gradually get bigger but the best size jump is after their first adult molt. They may get a little bigger after later molts, but it will not be as dramatic.
     
  4. superjules75

    superjules75 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my first two really small eggs from my EE last week. She laid one yesterday that was noticeably larger. Not sure why it would happen so fast.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Crack it open, does it have 2 yolks? If so, that's why.
     

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