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So my Russian Tortoise laid her second clutch of eggs on Dec. 18th. Her first one she only laid 3 eggs, this time 5. I am incubating them and so far have only seen noticeable chalking on 2 out of the 5 eggs.
Will they normally all start chalking at the same time?
 

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your female laid 5 eggs would you mind telling me how big she is?
 

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So my Russian Tortoise laid her second clutch of eggs on Dec. 18th. Her first one she only laid 3 eggs, this time 5. I am incubating them and so far have only seen noticeable chalking on 2 out of the 5 eggs.
Will they normally all start chalking at the same time?

This can be variable and I would't worry about it. Sometimes they don't chalk at all, but you still get a healthy baby.
 

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She is 8.25 inches. She looks huge compared to my male who is 5.5 inches. She weighs just over 3 lbs right now.
 

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This can be variable and I would't worry about it. Sometimes they don't chalk at all, but you still get a healthy baby.

Okay, I know with her first clutch all 3 chalked but it seemed to take at least 2 weeks so I'm hoping the next 3 are just late. Her first clutch was 100% hatch so I will be very pleased if these 5 eggs are as well.
 

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Okay, I know with her first clutch all 3 chalked but it seemed to take at least 2 weeks so I'm hoping the next 3 are just late. Her first clutch was 100% hatch so I will be very pleased if these 5 eggs are as well.

5 eggs is a big clutch for a russian. Congrats!

And welcome to the forum too!
 

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5 eggs is awesome!! Do you mind posting a picture of her? I have some big Russians, but not 8.25", that's amazing.
 

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Image This is my female Darla next to my male Mikey. Image This is all 3 of my Russians. The smallest is my newest female, she is a little under 5".
 

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