Old chicken laying tiny "first egg" sized eggs

Tony F.

11 Years
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.

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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