Little Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 19marvinn, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I found this little egg. I suspect it is one of my chickens first. Just wondering if this is normal. I cracked it open and there was no yolk. This is it next to a store bought. It is slightly larger than a robin's egg[​IMG]
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it is normal for a young hen to lay tiny eggs. She will mature and start laying regular sized eggs soon. This is assuming you have a regular laying breed.
     
  3. coralup

    coralup Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I'm new in this matters. I would like to ask if it is normal that a little hen lay her first 3 eggs one day yes one day no, then stop laying for about 3 weeks. When she start laying again? I suppose that my little hen has about 21 weeks (I don't know exactly because I found her in my yard, second photo), but she's living with me since 1st of august this year. All 3 eggs were very good, orange yolk and very tasty :) but small, about 27 grams each one. I don't know the breed, I suppose that is Sebright one, but if not asking too much, can you tell me what breed she is? I live in Peru, and people from here said that is a Chilean breed Thank you
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  4. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not know my breeds well, but there are people here who can help: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this But I can tell you that yes it is normal for new laying hens to be sporadic in their laying. As the hen matures her eggs should get larger and more regular.
     
  5. coralup

    coralup Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you! I hope find the answer in the conversation you mentioned. Corina
     

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