Will eggs get bigger?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by frgntd, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. frgntd

    frgntd Out Of The Brooder

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    My pullets are almost 6 months old and we got our first egg about 6 weeks ago. Now, we average about 8 daily. The eggs are smaller than I imagined, especially the Barred Rocks'. Will they still grow in size? Not that I'm complaining........I thank my girls every day!
     
  2. redchickenguy

    redchickenguy Out Of The Brooder

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    last year when my hens started laying the eggs where very small but by spring they where bigger the store bought eggs. they where worth the wait.
     
  3. aliciasimon

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    The eggs I get from my 5 month old pullets (BOs and RIR) are fairly small. Not nearly the size of eggs from the grocery store. I was wondering too if the eggs would get bigger. But I love the eggs just the same!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Pullets usually start laying small eggs that will gradually get larger as they keep laying (not counting the occasional odd double egg) and hit full size after a couple of months or so depending on the breed. Some types, like sex-links or White Leghorns bred for egg production will just always lay bigger eggs. After their first molt when they start laying again, those are usually the largest their eggs will be, and they will keep laying about that size until they get old.
     
  5. frgntd

    frgntd Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the information. I love this website!
     

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