RIR egg laying is all out of whack :he

Ema

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My 9 month old RIR (21) began laying mid september and the first couple eggs were super tiny, then all of a sudden the eggs got huge, I mean too big sometimes to fit in the jumbo cartons.

the last couple weeks I have been noticing the eggs are getting smaller, which is no big deal cause well they are at least still laying right...progressively each day I got smaller eggs, today I got several eggs that are slightly smaller than an extra small chicken egg. uhmm smaller than my first pullet egg in fact!!

how much smaller can they get, I mean seriously?? lol....is this normal, please say it is, and that next step is not that they will stop laying altogether
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Their laying has been good but its looking more unpredictable each day that passes. I will say they are healthy and are well fed. I know its normal for sizes to vary but this much??



Ema
 
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CMV

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You might be seeing wind eggs/fart eggs. They are just an incredibly tiny egg that sometimes has no yolk. Expect the unexpected with new layers.

Good luck.
 

Ema

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lol...now I am wondering if it even has a yolk...guess I will find out after work when it comes time to make supper. thanks for the explanation. really appreciated.

Ema
 

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