EEs Pullets

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GoldenCometLady, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. GoldenCometLady

    GoldenCometLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Walker, West Virginia
    I have 3 EE pullets that started laying about 6 wks ago.
    They all started with very tiny pullet eggs and were slow
    to increase in size. They just started to get a little bigger and
    BAMB 2 of them quit laying altogether. They other slowed to
    one or 2 a week. One started back after a week and they other
    waited 2 1/2 weeks without an egg. It finally started back the
    other day but went back to a very small egg again. Whats
    that all about? Why would the egg deminish in size?

    Has anyone else had that experince? They have added light
    in the morning so I don't think that was it.
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I think that the amount of feed is related to the size of the egg. Since there are fewer hours of light in fall/winter, they have less time to be active and thus eat. Some reduction in egg size because of this would be normal IMO. I noticed today that my Golden Comet, who usually produces an egg about 2.5 ounces (plus or minus a little ) produced one that was 2.3 and some fraction ounces.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2011

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