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Small eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Caleb999, May 13, 2016.

  1. Caleb999

    Caleb999 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi there, I recently, as in two days ago got some ready to lay bovan brown hens. A few have started laying already which was a bit of a surprise. From my research I heard they should be laying a larger size egg. But so far they've been pretty small. I presume there just young hens, but I half t make sure. I sell eggs, but never with this kind of hen, If they don't get to large size or over, I don't mind those size eggs, but that's not what my costumers want, and I can only eat so many eggs. I just wanted a second opinion. Thanks
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet eggs are always small, peewee even. They quickly get to good size and full size before few months. Each year of age the eggs ge even bigger.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The egg size will increase. Initial pullet eggs are generally on the small size.
     
  4. Caleb999

    Caleb999 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks a bunch. That's what I thought, but I wanted to make sure
     

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