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

    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

    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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