Friday, May 24, 2013

Pullet Eggs (also known as Pleggs)

Hi, it's Celia again!

Pleggs. I made that word up.

Pullets are girl chickens under one year old. When they first start laying eggs (somewhere around the age of 16 weeks) the eggs are very, very small. They are called pullet eggs, but I call them pleggs. Once we had a plegg the size of a dime. Here's a picture I took of a plegg next to a regular hen egg.

There's not too much you can do with pleggs. Sometimes they don't even have a yolk. Mom gives hers to Farm Hand Dad, and he eats about 20 of them for breakfast. But it only takes about a week or so for the pullet to start laying large eggs instead of pleggs, so we don't have to put up with them for too long.


  1. Did you get any larger than "normal" size eggs from your pullets?? When a pullet lays eggs sometime you can get an egg with a double yolk to them....we would call them double yolks or double yolkers... the Jewish people that we sold eggs to in Philly really liked them....I guess they thought they were getting more bang for their buck!!!! My grandparents had an egg processing plant...years ago...... Dawn Mellinger

    1. Sometimes we get double yolkers. Sometimes we get shell-less eggs too. They are all squishy. ~celia