when does normal size eggs start

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by junglejim1, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. junglejim1

    junglejim1 New Egg

    Jun 18, 2009
    I am new to the chicken thing, but does anyone know when layers began to lay a consistent size egg is it 6 to 9 months or after 12 months thanks
  2. cpchicks

    cpchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2009
    Sonoma County, CA
    My black sex-links only layed the small eggs for a week or so, then they gradually increased in size. They are seven months old, now and the eggs are nice and big. [​IMG]
  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI. I guess that varies somewhat....mine laid small eggs for a little over 2 weeks, then a learge double yolker....
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    [​IMG] Mine started laying bigs eggs a couple weeks after they started laying.
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us!
  6. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    My sex links went to large eggs in about a week. My RIRs seem to take more like 4 to 6 weeks from when they start laying mediums to get to large.
  7. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I hope you find your answers ..
  8. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    A warm welcome from Western Washington State. [​IMG] I have a EE that lays only double yolk eggs and she has only laid three times now.
  9. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] - glad you joined us!
  10. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    first off, [​IMG] Happy to meet you! Glad you're here! [​IMG] Hope you enjoy your stay with us!! [​IMG]

    Well, on average I'd say around 6-9 mos is more normal, but it's very much an individual thing. Production crosses tend to lay bigger ones sooner, but they also burn out sooner and aren't truly dual purpose. I like the old breeds, that take longer to grow up, but also last longer and are more hardy. JMP (just my preference) [​IMG]

    I have a combination so you know, some Golden Comets, some old standards. I like covering all my bases!

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