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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by turbo13, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. turbo13

    turbo13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 hens,BR,BO.EE.My gals are 7 months old.Are they full grown? The EE has the largest eggs.The other two are laying small eggs.I thought they were full size,but I went to the Fair and those breeds,same as mine seemed much larger.??????????????
     
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  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    No, they won't reach their full size until a year, or more, depending on breed. Some breeds take two years.

    It is common for hatchery stock to mature into smaller birds than good breeder stock.
     
  3. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also note that it is not uncommon to have a month or two of "ramping up" time; where the eggs get larger and the laying more consistent... Though, there are those that "come out the gate running".
     

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