Old chicken laying tiny "first egg" sized eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tony F., Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Tony F.

    Tony F. Hatching

    Nov 13, 2008

    I have an older chicken, about a year and a half old, that has begun laying tiny little eggs (one inch long or so) almost every day. I have Buff Orpingtons, Production Reds, Rhode Island Reds, and Black Australorps. I don't know which it is, but I suspect it is one of the Buffs, becuase they mostly just sit on whatever egg they find and I don't think they produce much.

    I am fairly confident that they have all been layers, because we've had days when we've had as many eggs as chickens. This just started a couple weeks ago.

    Can anyone tell me if this indicates anything? Should I be worried about it? Do chickens go through phases like this?

    Thanks for any help or advice.

  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    The part of the chicken that adds the shell will wrap anything that moves into the neighborhood so to speak. You have a chicken that is passing small parts of the ovum & they are being wrapped in an egg shell on the way out.

    Should pass in a while - I've gotten one of these. I usually get the opposite - a rubber egg.

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