Causes for Eggs to Become Smaller

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ThornyRidge, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. ThornyRidge

    ThornyRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering some potential causes in eggs appearing to become smaller.. not age related either as these are all just turning one year old.. it just seems over the past few weeks some of their eggs have become noticeably smaller.. could it be weather related (cold, cooped up).. I have not changed food or amounts of anything I give them..
     
  2. h_musick

    h_musick Out Of The Brooder

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    I had two hens that did the same thing, i don't know what causes it... i thought it was not enough calcium, but i did not get to find out...(dog).
    They also would lay eggs with out shells, i don't know if that has anything to do with it though.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Think they are trying to get back those Pullet memories of days gone by?
     
  4. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Extreme weather effects egg size and shell quality, although usually cold doesn't have too much of an effect. When its extremely hot my eggs seem to be a bit smaller and have thinner shells.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Once in awhile I get an egg smaller than the others. My hens are about 2 yrs old. I was surprised the other day as I did have one that had a thin shell with a hairline crack in the shell. I never really noticed any real significant changes.
     
  6. NorCalMtnChick

    NorCalMtnChick Out Of The Brooder

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    We just found a fresh brown egg that was much smaller than usual and had little wrinkle-ish patterns all over the egg. Very strange. Anyone have an explanation? Thanks.
     

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