What size egg can I expect?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mtnhomechick, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    My girls are about 8 months old now and all laying for awhile. My BO and RIR are still laying small eggs. My Red Stars lay a large egg ( not xlarge though ).

    Will the eggs get larger as these pullets get older or is this it.

    Now I am raising BR and Black Australorp. I am wondering what size the eggs will be.

    Anyone know what I should be expecting?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My hens will be 24 weeks old soon. I only have one that lays a nice large egg... our Red Star... my kids just love the big ones. My RIR and BR are still laying small eggs. And I've yet to see anything from my EEs unless they are giving brown eggs also. With 18 hens, our biggest egg day has been 6. (twice... it also happened today)
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have noticed that the more ours lay the larger they are - except for our turken - she is small there is no way she could lay bigger eggs!
     
  4. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Quote:What breeds do you have?
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Audrey, a BO - small brown eggs, new layer
    Hiccups - black sex link - not sure if she;s laying
    Roadrunner and Kojack EE's - one olive green eggs HUGE and one pale pink LARGE
    Rice N Beans Silver Spangled Hamburg - small white eggs
    Pot Pie Turken, small white eggs

    Cordon Bleu - a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte roo
     
  6. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Do RIR's and BO's tend to lay small eggs then? How about the Australorp's ?

    Anyone?
     
  7. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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  8. riderken

    riderken Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes the RIR will lay a larger egg than the Australorp.
    THE eggs will get larger. mine took a long time for the eggs to get large . My RIR pullets were 11 months old befor they started laying the large and Jumbo eggs. I have 8 out of 12 that lay a Jumbo egg.4 lay a large egg. hope this helps.
    My EE'r layed in 4 months these are my favorite
     
  9. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Quote:Thanks for the answer rk

    Do the EE's eventually lay a large egg too?

    Do you know about egg size for the Buff Orp?
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Buff Orps are SUPPOSED to lay large brown eggs. Since mine just started laying, I will give her time before I give her a talking to. They are also supposed to lay double yolkers.

    By the way - Hiccups is aptly named - she is a pig and gobbles treats whole and then gets the hiccups.
     

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