Smaller eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chubbchubb7, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. chubbchubb7

    chubbchubb7 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen usually lays big eggs but the last two have been small and one really small. She doesn't seem sick or bothered by anything. Her comb is bright red and she's eating and acting normally. Is it normal for them to lay smaller eggs sometimes?
    She's free range but I give them feed and veggie scraps...[​IMG]
    The first that I am holding is her normal sized egg
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    How long has she been laying?
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If she has been laying for an extended period of time, she may be getting ready to take a break - not an uncommon occurrence.
     
  4. chubbchubb7

    chubbchubb7 Out Of The Brooder

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    She's been laying for a while.... Like several months. I was wondering if it was the weather. Winter, foggy days, etc. We live in Fl so we don't get the crazy weather most do
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Could be that she's getting ready to take a break. Quite normal for this time of year. As the days shorten, production slows and eventually stops. A few odd eggs can happen as the reproductive system shuts down. As the days begin to lengthen, laying will resume.
     

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