|Some of our pullets looking very curious for the camera|
Pullet eggs usually start out small and gradually gain in size during the following weeks. I love collecting pullet eggs. While I'm used to the size, shape, and color of the eggs laid by my hens, the pullet eggs often offer up surprises. As the pullet continues to lay, the eggs may change shape or even alter the shade of their color. These eggs will eventually reach normal size and even out in their appearance as the chicken grows larger and its reproductive cycle becomes more consistent. In the meantime, I think it's fun to see what's out there each day. We are still waiting on four of our pullets to begin laying, and I can't wait to see what the eggs look like when they do. One note on baking with pullet eggs...I generally use two pullet eggs for every large egg called for in a recipe.
|(Above) Smaller pullet egg on left, egg from older hen on right|
|(Above) Pullet egg on right, normal sized egg on left|
|A mixture of eggs in various sizes|