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Tiny Eggs

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

  1. Ferosia

    Ferosia New Egg

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 New Egg

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    Thank you all for the info.
    -Melissa
     
  5. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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