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Eggs different today.

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I am writing this because coincidentally I had two separate issues today from my two layers.  They have been laying perfectly until today.  Their daily routine is, I let them out to free range in the back yard, then put them in at night and they have layer feed in the run/coop.

 

The Black Australorp laid a small egg about half the size of normal, but other then the extra small size, the shell was perfect.

 

The White Leghorn laid a soft egg, no shell, very rubbery.

 

Like I mentioned earlier, this is the first time this has happened for either of them and I found it strange that they both had an egg issue today.

 

Any help will be appreciated.

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How old are each of the birds and how long have they been laying?  Has there been any change in routine or stressors in the last 36 hours or so?

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Thanks for responding.  They are both 7 1/2 months old.  Not really any stress or routine change as far as I can see.  It has been cold the last couple of days.  28 at night and 50 during the day which is a little colder then they are used to.  Been laying for about 2 months.

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They are new to laying.  There can be hiccups as their bodies adjust to laying.  I wouldn't worry unless it becomes a regular occurrence.  Make sure you have oyster shell available that they can take as they need it.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 7th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
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Thank you Happy Chooks!

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