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Wow, getting small eggs then.....a LARGE egg!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenlickin8, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mygirls out did themselves today...The egg on the left is from one of my girls and I placed it next to a a normal size egg. They have laying small eggs the last couple of weeks and suddenly, a large one! I thought it was a gradual change in size. Do young laying hens normally lay eggs this big after beginning to lay? Will they stay large now?

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  2. A Carolina Chick

    A Carolina Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Double yolk???
     
  3. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, single yolker .... I hoping for my first double [​IMG]
     
  4. mhoward92

    mhoward92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine just reached 5 1/2 months. This is the first week they are laying. I found my first egg 7 days ago. On day three i found two eggs a little bigger then the one your holding. Both of them were double yolkers. so do answer your question of "do they lay this big of eggs this early?" well both mine and yours did so i would say the answer is YES.
     
  5. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the 3 weeks that my chickens have been laying, we have had about 4 or 5 eggs that were significantly larger than all the others. They are almost like "JUMBO" eggs. All of mine have been "double yolkers". I think that this is very normal.
     
  6. carwinew

    carwinew Out Of The Brooder

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    Have had young ones lay tiny yolkless eggs (we call those low-cal eggs) then switch to laying normal size eggs (large/x-large). However, some started out laying normal size and then moved up to jumbo sized eggs. Most of them seem to settle into a regular routine laying the same size all the time but some vary their routine and we end up with superjumbo single yolked ones once in a while. Only an occasional double yolked egg.
     
  7. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find that my old hen lays a larger egg if she misses laying the previous day. She did not lay yesterday but laid a 3oz egg today. She still lays about 4-5 eggs per week at nearly 3 years.
     
  8. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your responses.....Today I got 2 eggs both medium size. I was hoping for that all impressive LARGE again again...or even better...my first double yolker [​IMG] 3 out of 8 of my hens are laying nowand the size of the eggs are growing. I have heard that Amerucanas and Buffs lay large to x-large eggs all the time??
     
  9. mhoward92

    mhoward92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the hen really. I mean generally...Yes they tend to lay larger eggs. But that does not apply to all of them.
     
  10. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My SLW and Australorps gave me about 5 double yolkers last year.

    This year, no double yolks from them or my teenagers.

    The year before, when I had RIR seniors, they never produced double yolkers.

    Never know what those ladies will be up to.

    I think you probably had one miss a day and this egg "made up for it".
     

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