Three weeks of consistent laying and still small!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HopeSprings, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. HopeSprings

    HopeSprings Songster

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    16F5DCA1-1C57-436D-B2A8-4E81F6A42154.jpeg Mamie Eisenhower has been laying an egg almost every day for a little over three weeks and they’re still small. Cute, but small! She’s one of two Whiting True Greens, but I caught Lucy Hayes, the other WTG, laying a tan egg, so I know they’re all hers.
    So how long before they come out regular size?
     
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  2. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    Give her a few more weeks. Some new layers don't crank out full size eggs for a month to six weeks.

    Be aware that breed and genetics play a role in egg size. Some hens will lay jumbo eggs while the same breed will produce only a small egg. The individual size of the hen doesn't really have a relationship to egg size. My most petite hen lays one of the largest eggs in my flock.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Check your air and feed quality. Did you raise them on controlled light? Did they come into lay early? Feed, air and light all contribute to egg size.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    ...or it can take months until you get a 'large' sized egg.
    I tracked the egg weights of my first group of 6 pullets for a year.

    Why they are called pullet eggs,
    and remember pullets aren't hens until one year of age.
     
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  5. HopeSprings

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    I didn't know that! I'll revamp my expectations! Thanks!
     
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Good for you!
    I think human expectations are the crux of many chicken 'problems'.

    I'd give anything for a pullet egg about now, my hens are all molting and the pullets haven't started to lay yet.
     
  7. HopeSprings

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    I'm actually enjoying the little eggs as I've been blowing them out to use in pysanky!
     
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  8. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    It took my chickens a LONG, LONG time (just kidding probably a couple months) to start laying large eggs
     
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    so lucky Crowing

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    And of course, the chickens won't increase egg size equally. One of my girls is laying large eggs, 2 are laying small eggs, 3 are laying medium eggs. 2 still not laying. They were all late April hatch.
     
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