Why aren't her eggs getting larger?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Amy's Animals, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Amy's Animals

    Amy's Animals Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2009
    Southern Oregon
    I have a 5 month old EE pullet (presumed to be brown leghorn crossed) who started laying at 16 weeks old. So she has been laying for a while but the eggs still aren't getting any larger! Why is this? They will get larger, right? [​IMG]
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    If they haven't gotten any bigger I wouldn't expect too much. They eventually will get somewhat bigger the longer she lays, but I wouldn't think it would be that much of a difference.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Don't be too hurried, "max" size will be next year. [​IMG] Usually in their 2nd year of laying after their 1st big moult.

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