Egg Size Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ThornyRidge, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. ThornyRidge

    ThornyRidge Songster

    Oct 28, 2008
    I believe it is my Salmon Favoerelle that lays normally a smaller egg but lately I have been getting these tiny little eggs.. one not too much larger than a robin's egg. She has in the past week produced these tiny eggs that are so cute I am carefully blowing out the contents and keeping the shells.. there has been no change in diet and she is just now one year old. I have noticed from this batch of varied hens I got last year at this time from a hatchery they are all producing inconsistent sized eggs. The egg sizes vary slightly day to day.. now several years ago I had a RIR and a Barred Rock hen that consistently laid jumbo brown eggs without any difference for several years.. what gives?

  2. Have they just come out of a molt, or being broody. Sometimes after a break in laying, it takes a week or so before the eggs return to normal.

    My second thought was if they are possibly calcium deficient. Are they getting a balanced diet with the proper amounts of calcium?

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