Erratic Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ralbis1, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. ralbis1

    ralbis1 New Egg

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    I have a Black Australop, about a year old, who has been a decent but not spectacular layer. This past week she has been producing strange eggs -- two very large and somewhat misshapen eggs, and today a perfect little quail-sized egg. Last weekend she spent time in the garden with me as I turned over the soil and ate a large number of earthworms. Could this have been caused by a sudden spike in animal protein? She is acting fine and looks fine. Thanks!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't encourage them to eat earthworms as they can carry roundworm eggs. I don't know if it would cause odd eggs or not.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Is it spring or fall where you live?
     
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    ralbis1 New Egg

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    Good thing to know, thanks!
     
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    It is spring.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Did she molt last fall/winter?
    If she's just coming back into lay, you can expect some funky eggs.

    Oh, missed before that you are new here...so, Welcome to BYC!
     

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