Marble sized eggs and less eggs being laid - due to shorter days?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sfraker, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Sfraker

    Sfraker Songster

    Feb 17, 2014
    Western NC
    My 4 Welsh Harlequin girls were all laying an egg a day in one nest for the last few months. Suddenly we started getting 3 eggs one day, 2 another then 4 again for a couple days. The girls all look and act fine so I assume it's due to winter coming.

    The last two days we got 2 normal sized eggs and a marble sized egg, all laid in different places. Today we simply got two eggs. Everyone is looking and acting fine. The shells are normal on all eggs even the little ones.

    Can I assume this is due to the shorter days?
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Yep, mother nature plays a big role in egg production. You are correct! Even without the shorter days, sometimes you just get those little "hiccup" eggs. But I'd say right now, it's definitely the shorter daylight hours causing it.

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