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Small eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ClickerChick, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. ClickerChick

    ClickerChick Songster

    My duck (Lizzie) has been laying irregularly-sized eggs. They're usually a lot bigger than a standard chicken egg. A couple days ago, it was smaller than a standard chicken egg! Calcium's fine, no shell problems, just small eggs! Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Might just be were she is in her laying cycle, I see this sometimes at the end and then sometimes when they start back up after a rest. even with my chickens too.
     
  3. ClickerChick

    ClickerChick Songster

    By rest do you mean molt? She just finished a molt about a month ago.
     
  4. ClickerChick

    ClickerChick Songster

    Oops, triple post! My internet hates me!
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2013
  5. My 3 Babies

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    She should be fine
     
  6. ClickerChick

    ClickerChick Songster

    I know she's fine, I just wanted to know why the eggs are small.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    No I don't mean molt, my Scovy's will lay for about a month then they will stop laying for a bit I call that resting their bodies for the next batch of eggs, there's probably some scientific name for it but anyway . when they get towards the end of this cycle their eggs are smaller and even sometimes when they begin to lay again one will have a smaller egg than normal for them, I really don't think it's anything to worry about as long as the egg is solid and looks good. I even see this with my chickens.
     
  8. ClickerChick

    ClickerChick Songster

    Ooooh, ok. My duck's young enough that she hasn't done that yet.

    OK, thanks!
     

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