Do hens lay small eggs after taking a break or molting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by henmommy, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. henmommy

    henmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2008
    Upstate NY
    The reason I ask is because my hens have been slacking off lately, however I have two new girls hatched late June. Last week I found a small white egg and today a small darker brown egg (like my RIR lays). My two new girls were both suppose to be cuckoo marans, however one is clearly not. I think she is a Plymouth Rock, although she is slightly bigger than my 18 month old BR's. Neither small egg is the color I am expecting to get from the Maran. I will be so disappointed if neither girl give me a dark brown egg. My new girls are about 21 weeks. Your opinion is most welcome. My others girls consist of BO's, RIR, Calf. White, EE's and BR's. Thanks!

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