small yolk-free eggs in mature chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mins, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. mins

    mins New Egg

    Oct 15, 2014
    I've been waiting for one of my phoenix bantam hens to lay proper sized eggs for over a year. I realise it is normal when they begin laying, but this should be a thing of the past by now. Does anyone else have the same problem? I presume she is infertile?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    There are hens that have problems in their reproductive tracts that prevent them from laying viable eggs. It sounds as if she may be one of these. Is there any chance of free ranging her?
  3. I usually cull those hens. If its a pet then nothing you can do but have her around.

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