when does normal size eggs start

junglejim1

Hatching
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Jun 18, 2009
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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
 

cpchicks

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Sep 23, 2009
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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.
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wombat

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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.
 

justbugged

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A warm welcome from Western Washington State.
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I have a EE that lays only double yolk eggs and she has only laid three times now.
 

PortageGirl

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Nov 8, 2008
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first off,
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Happy to meet you! Glad you're here!
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Hope you enjoy your stay with us!!
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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)
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I have a combination so you know, some Golden Comets, some old standards. I like covering all my bases!
 

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