XS Egg Syndrome...your thoughts/opinions pleeeeeaaaaaaasssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeee :)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thegreypony, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. thegreypony

    thegreypony Songster

    So our 5 mo Ameraucana pullets just started laying - a couple of weeks now. One of the big splash pullets laid a teensie egg (the size of one of the Serama eggs but a beautiful blue); then a medium sized egg and now she's laying M/L sizes eggs.

    One of the pullets is not yet laying at all but she was really really slow to bloom. The other 4 are laying and have each laid around 4 eggs but ALL of them are Serama sized.

    Any thoughts on when they might start getting bigger? These are all pure bred Ameraucanas, hatched from l/xl eggs. Is this breed just slow to lay larger eggs or do I just need to get over it and quit watching the pot waiting for it to boil. ;)
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    Relax, enjoy the small eggs. They'll get bigger. Some breeds take a little while to get to the full size.

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