small eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ged, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Ged

    Ged Hatching

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    hiya im new to the forum and chickens!! i recently rescued to hens (highlines) i think from a not so nice local farmer. had them about 4 months now. they have settles in great and been laying fine then few weeks ago got a really small egg!! have since had 3 more getting smaller all the time!!! help!! i feed them layer pellets and loads of scraps. they are approx 2years old and i dont know who of my girls are laying these tiny eggs
     
  2. Annabella

    Annabella Songster

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    Hi Ged

    I think as hens get older they lay less and smaller eggs. Also if they are molting it is the same.
    I suppose you could always add oyster grit to their food. I believe also that scraps shouldnt compose too large a proportion of their diet.
    Scraps should only be a "treat".
    It is good of your to have given them a happy home. Hope you enjoy them heaps.[​IMG]
     

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