They are growing up!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LilyD, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have 12 hens that are 18 weeks old this week. They started squatting at 15 weeks. Now all but one have very red combs and wattles and 5 are laying. The eggs are still pretty small. The largest of which has been 1.58 grams which is considered a small egg but they are starting to get consistent with their laying. I am getting so excited. I am going to have to start seeing if people want eggs though because I have a dozen every 2 days.

    I don't think I can sell them though with them being so small.

    What do you guys do with your peewee eggs?
     
  2. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We use the smaller eggs and sell the larger ones. Every year I get 6 new pullets so I have all sorts of sizes and colors. Each dozen I sell has 3-4 jumbos, 3-4 large, a couple mediums and a small one just for fun. You could sell 18 small ones for the price of a dozen until the eggs get large enough to sell as a dozen.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Same here. The little ones are great for hard boiled eggs.
     
  4. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same here. The little ones are great for hard boiled eggs.

    Mmmm I bet egg salad sandwiches too or potato salad. I have to think of someway to use them because they are definitely getting busy.
     

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