Small Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by agrosner, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. agrosner

    agrosner New Egg

    Jun 27, 2011
    Hi All, I have 2 chickens that are 5 mo. old - one or both (can't tell) just started laying eggs. The eggs are very small - only about 2" long. My other 2 chickens (that are older) are laying normal to jumbo size eggs. Is there a reason why the eggs are so small or is it because they/she just started laying and they will get bigger in time?

    Thank you!!
  2. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    those are practice eggs, they will get bigger as long as your chickers are standard size..
  3. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    Gray, TN
    They usually start small and work their way up to the big ones, it takes a while for the egg machinery in those girls to get the process down. Also check the eggs for a yolk, sometimes hens will lay what is called a fart egg with no yolk.
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010

    these two eggs, a week apart, same girl....they will get bigger!
    Pullet eggs are so cute aren't they?

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