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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Adolfo Sanchez, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Adolfo Sanchez

    Adolfo Sanchez Out Of The Brooder

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    My barred rocks just started laying eggs but they are very tiny, I thought they are supposed to lay large eggs, what's wrong?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They are probably pullets just starting to lay. Young hens lay smaller eggs. The size of the eggs will gradually increase, and next laying cycle will be even larger.
     
  3. Adolfo Sanchez

    Adolfo Sanchez Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! that makes me feel better!
     
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    What is a laying cycle?
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hens will lay for a period of time, go broody/molt, and resume laying. Egg color will lighten during the cycle and then darken for the new cycle. Cycle length will depend upon the breed/strain that you are working with.
     
  6. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With pullet eggs they are still trying to figure out the reproductive cycle so you will get some small and some strange eggs. It takes 25 hours from start to finish for each cycle. They will get bigger and after one or two months they will have figured it out and have a normal egg on a regular cycle.

    Edit to clarify: I am talking about the egg cycle, sourland is talking about laying cycle.
     
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  7. Adolfo Sanchez

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    Thanks foreverlearning!!
     

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