I have recently raised 8 Speckled Sussex hens, because I have read about what great dual purpose birds they are supposed to be. My first hen has started laying, and the eggs are tiny. The eggs are just barely larger than a bantam egg. I recently spoke to another guy around me with sussex who said that his lay fairly small-medium sized eggs. Is this anyone elses experience, or should I expect larger eggs? My RIR's laid pretty large eggs from the start that just kept getting bigger. I like the overall personality and temperament of the sussex, but the egg size is just too disappointing right now, and I may switch back to all RIR.