Eggsize is shrinking?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NativeBeauty, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. NativeBeauty

    NativeBeauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have been enjoying our daily fresh eggs from the girls since November ( they were hatched July fourth). I have been decreasing their supplemental light, as Spring is approaching and temps have been becoming milder. Today, I received two eggs the size of banty eggs....what's going on?[​IMG] Has the lighting decreases begun to effect their egg production, are they preparing for a moult? None of my girls are acting off, or sickly.... I am new to this and they're are my first chickens, so any answers are better than none. THANKS
     
  2. NativeBeauty

    NativeBeauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and I had a random fecal done in December at the avian vet....it was blessedly negative.
     
  3. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try giving them more protein.
     
  4. NativeBeauty

    NativeBeauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are currently on a 20 and 16% mixed pelleted feed.....
     
  5. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That should be enough protein. Are you giving them a lot of other foods?
     

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