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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:33 am 
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My Australorp Red Island cross chickens are both laying but small eggs ... IsaBrowns same diet large eggs.... will this change


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:26 pm 
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If they’re in their first year of laying you will find that the eggs will get slightly bigger in their second year. But not a lot. It’s not unusual at all to get smallish eggs from Australorps, compared to other medium sized pure breeds or the commercial strains like ISA Browns. I have two well bred Australorps and while they are great layers from a quantity/frequency point of view they do lay small eggs for the size of the bird. I have a bantam that weighs about a quarter of what they do and her eggs are almost as big as theirs.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:49 pm 
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Thank you Rachel. Answers my question beautifully


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