Why Aren't Their Eggs Getting Bigger??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by #1California Chick, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    In my last flock, I had BRs, BOs, BAs, RRs. The first week or so of laying we had some small eggs, but then they settled into a solid routine of large and extra large eggs.

    My new flock of 5 BRs and 5 Red Stars has been laying for over a month. Every day I get 1 large egg (2.0 oz+) and the rest are split between small and medium sizes (1.5 to 1.9 ozs). I feed them layer pellet with garden goodies (tomatoes are favs right now). They have full access to food and water every day.

    I don't understand why only 1 hen is laying large eggs??!!


  2. Nutcase

    Nutcase Songster

    Dec 2, 2012
    My Coop
    Different breeds lay different-sized eggs. Not only that, but the size depends on the individual chicken also. It's nothing to worry about.

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