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sudden small egg????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by droopy, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. droopy

    droopy In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2010
    all of a sudden i have one hen that every other day or so has been laying a robin sized egg. normally i get six full size large eggs a day from my girls. could this perhaps be the runt of the litter not getting enough nutrients? they have a compact flouresent light on a timer to give them about 15-16 hrs of light a day and free access to layer pellets, rehydrated alfalfa pellets, and oyster shell all in seperate feed bins. i have a five galllon heated bucket in thier coop for water so i can't really see how i can be short changing the girls on anything. i'm thinking this might be one girls kind of going into a molt cycle but nobodys losing any feathers. any clues as to what might be causing my mysterious small egg???

    thanks. ty

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  3. chick4chix

    chick4chix Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    So Cal
    I've heard these especially small eggs called: "fairy eggs" or "wind eggs" or "fart eggs".
    If they are just getting started laying- no worries- just working out the system.

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