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

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    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

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    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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