Small eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emilyyh, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. emilyyh

    emilyyh New Egg

    Jan 29, 2016
    Ive had my light Sussex hen for a year now, and she has suddenly started laying weird small spotted eggs. I originally had 2 chickens however one passed away over the Christmas break. Since then she has only layed a few eggs that we have actually seen as she has eaten a few of them, Im guessing due to stress. Usually she would lay very large eggs. Does anyone know why she would start laying small ones now?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] The stress of loneliness may be a factor, but more likely she is reaching the end of a laying cycle and is about to take a break from laying for a bit.

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