When do eggs get normal size??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BackyardCountry, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. BackyardCountry

    BackyardCountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicken started laying about a week ago and i know its kind of soon, but when will her eggs be normal size? right now theyre about as a big as a bouncy ball [​IMG]
     
  2. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Out Of The Brooder

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    Pullet eggs are always small, unless you get a double yolker! As the pullet matures the eggs will increase in size. By the time they become a true hen, 12 months, they'll be what most would call a normal egg. You should see some of the eggs the farmer at the back our house gets, they're enormous. I guess this was one of the reasons they felt allowing older hens to lay was cruel!
     
  3. Gen9

    Gen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed mine scratch grain every day, by week 2 they are pretty large eggs... but I've also heard you don't want to feed them too much of that stuff because it may cause a blowout.
     
  4. Taokaka of the Kaka's

    Taokaka of the Kaka's New Egg

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    I heard oyster shells are good too for strong egg shells so you should try that too!
    Hope it works![​IMG]
     

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