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Small eggs from 24 week old RIR

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by areynfsu, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. areynfsu

    areynfsu Just Hatched

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    Just curious. I've been getting pretty small eggs from my new RIR hens. They're about 24 weeks old. They will get larger, right? I have a few older RIR hens that give me nice big eggs.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    The eggs start smaller and slowly get bigger. The hen needs time to stretch out, too big of eggs initially wouldn't be good.
     
  3. areynfsu

    areynfsu Just Hatched

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    Thank you. I figured that was it but just wanted to be sure. This is my first time raising chicks to hens. The hens I do have I bought them as mature laying hens from a neighbor.
     

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