Four-year old Brahma laying tiny baby eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by azygous, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    My Brahma Lady Di began laying again after not laying for over a year. The eggs are all like the ones pictured here. They're tiny, lack any yolk, and are rough in texture as well as much darker than her original eggs.

    Can anyone tell me what this signifies? Is she okay? Is she simply nearing retirement? Will she eventually start laying normal eggs after these tiny practice eggs?

    She appears healthy in every other respect.

    The eggs average an inch in diameter.

  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    Age can put a lot of kinks in the system so I couldn't make a good guess, but I'll make one anyway. Being a slow maturing breed she probably will lay normal eggs at some point. Now comes the wait and see.

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