Small eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by earthnut, May 5, 2008.

  1. earthnut

    earthnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many small eggs does a new hen lay before they get up to size? My new hen just started laying, she's laid 3 eggs now. They are the cutest little eggs, but I want to know when they'll be regular sized! She's a leghorn, but a very inbred one- she has no tail and has an awful voice. [​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Anywhere from 1-3 months to get to "large", maybe longer, and into their 2nd year to get their "max" size.
     
  3. Miltonchix

    Miltonchix Taking a Break

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    Quote:If mine haven't got to max. size yet I'm worried about one of my hens. Quarter pounder after ~6mos.
     
  4. earthnut

    earthnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    phew, ok, thanks.

    [​IMG]@ miltonchix
     

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