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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

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    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

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  3. chick4chix

    chick4chix Songster

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    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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