Tiny Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ferosia, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Ferosia

    Ferosia Hatching

    Aug 2, 2008
    One of my hens have just started laying, but it's been about a week and they are really tiny eggs, is this normal?
  2. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Kalispell , MT
    Yes ...sometimes they don't even have a yolk . Just give her a month or so and they will be bigger ...unless she's a banty ! They will even lay soft eggs when they first start laying .[​IMG]
  3. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Unfortunately, you need to wait. Their eggs get larger the longer they lay until they reach their max size. I had a Banty who recently started laying and her egg was the size of a Robin's egg. Very small!!

    Usually referred to as Pullet Eggs (the small ones when they first start). You can eat them just the same.
  4. Ferosia

    Ferosia Hatching

    Aug 2, 2008
    Thank you all for the info.
  5. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    North Carolina
    LOL--the eggs can be soooo tiny...about 1-2 mos. and they increase in size.

    I scramble tons of small eggs for the dogs also. I have about 200 layers when replacing birds, so I have tons of little eggs.

    Customers love the small eggs also but I make sure they put on "a little size" before sale.

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