When will my eggs get bigger??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Zed3, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. Zed3

    Zed3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 BR pullets that are 23 weeks old. The first started to lay at 21 weeks and is now laying an egg per day. Two others started to lay this week. However, they are all laying the same size small egg. When will the eggs get bigger? When my comets started laying it seemed that the eggs they got biggger within a week. I believe my comets have spoiled me and I might be a bit impatient.

    What do you think?

    Zed
     
  2. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From my experience with BR's, it will take about 3 weeks and they may never get as big as your what your comets layed.
     
  3. BetterHensandGardens

    BetterHensandGardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have had (or currently have) both Red Comets and BR, and I agree with oakhunter - it will take a few more weeks for the BR eggs to get any bigger, and they probably will not get as big as the Comets. The Comets have been bred specifically for big egg laying, whereas the BR are a dual-purpose backyard breed. Both birds have their pros and cons, it's just what is most important to you. [​IMG]
     
  4. denim deb

    denim deb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think once the hen has laid the egg, it won't grow any bigger. [​IMG]
     
  5. msteresaann

    msteresaann Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. WhetzelMomma

    WhetzelMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All giggles aside... my pullets started laying about a month ago. They are almost all laying daily now, AND their egg size is ALMOST as big as my BO hens that were already laying (AND never laid any dinky practice eggs)

    Hang in there! It's taking mine a while, but it's happening.
     
  7. chickenboy21

    chickenboy21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive had buff orps for about 2 years now and it seems just recently did their eggs look bigger [​IMG]
     
  8. Arcnadius

    Arcnadius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for making my night!
     
  9. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thats just grand
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  10. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maybe it needs fertilizer, like Miracle Gro?[​IMG]
     

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