Can she lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gabbychickens, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. Gabbychickens

    Gabbychickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a severely crossed beak chicken that is about the right age to start laying eggs. We feed her a mash twice a day but she is still small compared to her same age flock. She's feisty and seems healthy other than being small. My son just asked me if she would ever lay eggs. I had always just assumed no because she's so small, but I don't actually know. Can a chicken lay eggs if she's small?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, small chickens can still lay eggs, as long as there isn't something internally wrong with their reproductive tract. Many bantam breeds still lay large numbers of eggs, despite their size.
     
  3. Gabbychickens

    Gabbychickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! My son is the one who does her special care so he will be thrilled to know she can.
     

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