small eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JamesEdge, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. JamesEdge

    JamesEdge New Egg

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    i bought five RIR bitties at a local feed store that have grown quite big . I have fed them grit given them light and laying pellets. There is only one egg in the coop every afternoon and it is soo small but it has a yoke and is a strong egg. they look too big to lay eggs this small. Does anyone know what is wrong?
     
  2. lauraschickens

    lauraschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you know how old they are and how long they have been laying? I'm a newbie but I'm pretty sure that young pullets lay some funny tiny eggs until they get the whole thing down, practice makes perfect. My BO is a big girl, but lays smaller eggs then my BR who has been laying longer.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, do you know their age?

    Pullets that have just started laying will lay small eggs. They will gradually get bigger over time. You may notice a large increase in egg size after they go through their first molt. (around 18 months)
     
  4. JamesEdge

    JamesEdge New Egg

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    they are 5 months but idk if they are full sized rir or bantams how do i tell
     

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