Help: Small Eggs from our 1-2 year old Rhode Island Red Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sir-Mulch-A-Lot, Feb 11, 2019 at 8:15 PM.

  1. Sir-Mulch-A-Lot

    Sir-Mulch-A-Lot Chirping

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    Hi guys,

    we have a flock of around 100 Rhode Island Red Chickens. We've noticed a size decrease of the eggs recently.

    Our feed mix:

    - Bran (Wheat, Soy, Corn)
    - Green leafy (Water spinach and other high protein forages)
    - Cracked Corn
    - Layer Feeds
    - Fermented Oregano and other Herbs

    Please help.
    Thanks
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Is this the diet they have been on all along, or have you changed something ?
     
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  3. Sir-Mulch-A-Lot

    Sir-Mulch-A-Lot Chirping

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    Same diet basically
     
  4. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Crowing

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    I’d cut the corn personally. That could be causing the size change. Are they still laying frequently?
     
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  5. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Are you providing your flock oyster shell?
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Feed, air and light all contributors to egg size.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    This 'bran' is just a mix of grains,
    with no vitamin/mineral/amino acid premix added?

    How much of a size decrease...any weights data?
    How old are birds? Oops never mind....probably hard to tell if smaller eggs are from 1 or 2 year olds....or maybe it's all of them?
     

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