Tiny eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bock, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 4 month old Buff Orpington and a Rhode Island Red hen. They started laying a while ago, but their eggs are barely bigger than my bantam's eggs. What could be causing this? Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are still young. Give them more time to mature.
     
  3. NevadaRon

    NevadaRon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long is "a while ago"? [​IMG] Mine were laying small eggs at first, too, but now (1 month+ later) they are the size of Large store bought eggs. Everyone says they gradually get bigger, so I expect they will get even larger.

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    Last edited: Oct 11, 2010
  4. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My barred rocks have just started laying. Two eggs in 3 days. Both are small, but perfect. I expect them to get bigger as they get rolling along.
     
  5. alaskachick

    alaskachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens started laying a month and a half ago and the eggs were super small, but now they are getting larger every week.
     
  6. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They started laying about a month ago, but I was just expecting them to have gotten bigger by now. Thank you, I will just have to be patient I guess. [​IMG]
     
  7. laturcotte1

    laturcotte1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 barred rock. All normal layers well the 1 year old will sometimes lay an extra large but overall normal. Over the weekend, outside in the run on the ground was a tiny, tiny perfect egg. About the size of a large thumb nail!!! I am going to crack it open tonight and see if there is a yolk. It doesn't sound hollow. I'll let you know. I'll take a picture next to a quarter. if there is a yolk I'll take a picture of that too.
     

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