When do they stop laying "pullet" eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NevadaRon, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. NevadaRon

    NevadaRon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens just started laying about 3 days ago! [​IMG] So far, all but one of the eggs have been small "pullet" eggs. What I'm wondering is - how long before they start laying regular sized eggs? [​IMG]
     
  2. New adventure

    New adventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They just gradually get bigger. Probably in a month you'll be surprised at how big they've gotten
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Usually after three months of laying they are as large as they will get.
     
  4. Congats!!!

    Yesterday was our BIG DAY. 2 of our 9 hens laid their first egg yesterdat. Today one of the same hens laid another egg and it was noticeably bigger (although still very small for a red sex link) and slightly different coloration. We watched her lay em. Give em a month and you'll see the difference.
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    They gradually get bigger. Takes about a month or so for them to start laying "full size" eggs, but they really never seem stop getting bigger it just slows down considerably by about 3 months. My oldest hens usually lay the biggest eggs though.
    Also some breeds just lay bigger eggs than others (Buff Orpingtons and Leghorns come to mind)
     
  6. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They sure will get big
     
  7. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have been laying for 2 months now. They aren't as small as they started out, but they are still the size of a large store-bought egg if not a little smaller. I figured I would be getting huge eggs now but not really.
     
  8. NevadaRon

    NevadaRon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you!

    Quote:Well congratulations to you, too! [​IMG] I have 4 red sex links and I'm sure they are the ones that have been laying. The others are RIRs (4) and black sex links (2). One of the first eggs, which was unfortunately broken [​IMG], was a double-yolker.
     
  9. CarrieW

    CarrieW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enjoy your little eggs! My new girls just started laying, and I have a dozen little eggs in the back of the fridge that I am going to make bite sized deviled eggs out of!
     
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  10. NevadaRon

    NevadaRon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooohh, that sounds like a great idea! [​IMG] I've been scrambling them, since they were too small for frying.
     

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