When will the eggs reach full size?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JNorth, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. JNorth

    JNorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2012
    Western New York
    How long does it take once a hen is laying for their eggs to reach full size? Or will they always just lay a variety of egg sizes?

    I have 8 RSL's that are 29 weeks old today. Our first started laying at 16 weeks, with another to follow 2 weeks later. The rest fell in line shortly after and all have been laying since late July/early August. Just curious.
  2. Vickilynn45

    Vickilynn45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2012
    Good question, I'm curious too. I have a Barred Rock that has layed smaller eggs, and they aren't getting any bigger yet. Even new layers are laying bigger eggs lol.
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    It can take six to eight weeks for them to reach full first year size. In their second year after they molt the size usually increases again.

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