advice - please...small eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueheaven, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my girls have been laying for 4 months.
    just recently they started laying small eggs.
    one day they will be big, but today - all 8 laid and all 8 were small.

    what could be the deal?

    food/water is fine!
     
  2. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know but my chickens will lay large or even jumbo one day and small the next. Don't make sense to me.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I have a salmon faverolle that lays the smallest eggs I get. I put a Giant Partridge Cochin over her and hatched out one of her eggs.

    Out of the tiniest egg in the bator came the BIGGEST chick in the brooder. He is a real giant! Too bad he's gonna end up in the freezer cuz I don't think anyone will buy him.
     
  4. Betsy57

    Betsy57 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    My hens have been laying for 2 months. They were nice size from day one but one hen has just started laying reallly small eggs, about the size of an olive! I have her and another hen quarantined because the rooster has wore a bald spot on their back. Trying to give them a chance to grow some feathers back. Could it be stress from being taken away from her rooster? She seems to be his favorite.
    How have your chickens been laying?
     
  5. Betsy57

    Betsy57 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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