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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by viper125, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. viper125

    viper125 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens are around 2 - 2.5 years old. Still producing well. But our extra large eggs aren't often any more. In fact half of them are extra small. I know production drops in hens. But size of their eggs? Haven't seen this before. Changed them from Granulated feed first of the summer, And added 5 more hens in July. Believe thats the only changes we made. Any one have any ideas why size would drop.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Could it be the elder ones are not eating as much with the feed change or laying less and the extra small eggs are from the newbies?
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the new ones laying? If they are pullets those small eggs may be theirs.
     
  4. viper125

    viper125 Out Of The Brooder

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    No its a mix of colors.new ones are all white. Really seem to go through a lot of feed still.
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    If your feed is layer, it should have enough calcium, let us know how tomorrow's eggs are.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Did the change in feed or introducing new hens coincide with the change in egg size?

    What are the protein levels of the new vs the old feed?

    I don't remember reading much about egg size changing with age either...hmmmmm.
     
  7. viper125

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    Sorry so late getting back. Health issues and some family problems with dads death. Still getting some small eggs but not many now. Not sure what happened really. Just seemed weird they'd change like that.
     
  8. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could have been the stress.

    It affects chickens as well as humans...
     

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