Giant molt eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jeffross1968, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
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    So my BR is molting, has been for a bit now. She's down from 4 or 5 days in a row to every other day. Her eggs have always been big, but I guess because she's skipping every other day, they are now ridiculously giant. Totally unable to close the egg cartons they are kept in. Is this normal? Anything to be scared about for her? Poor thing not only has to look completely pitiful, but also has to deal with passing a melon sized egg every day? Geez!
     
  2. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Egg size increases after molt. You need to have a word with her and tell her she's over-achieving. She's going to make the others look bad.
     

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