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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by djronron, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. djronron

    djronron Out Of The Brooder

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    Found this today. Can someone explain the large egg is a regular size egg. The small is very small egg [​IMG]
     
  2. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a pullet egg or a fairy egg.
    Fairy eggs are usually laid when something has disturbed a hen's reproductive cycle.
    What ages are you girls?
     
  3. djronron

    djronron Out Of The Brooder

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    My layers are a year and a half. My new ones are about 5 months old
     
  4. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    5 months? I would lean toward pullet egg then[​IMG]
    I love pullet eggs for omelets!
    The eggs will get bigger as your pullets mature more.
    Best wishes!
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    no big deal...It will be fine once the young hens get laying more.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Could be either a newly laying pullet eggs or a 'wind' egg from your older layers.

    Any of your pullets look ready?

    Signs of onset of lay---I've found the pelvic points to be the most accurate.
    Squatting:
    If you touch their back they will hunker down on the ground, then shake their tail feathers when they get back up.
    This shows they are sexually mature and egg laying is close at hand.

    Combs and Wattles:
    Plump, shiny red - usually means laying.
    Shriveled, dryish looking and pale - usually means not laying.
    Tho I have found that the combs and wattles can look full and red one minute then pale back out the next due to exertion or excitement, can drive ya nuts when waiting for a pullet to lay!

    Vent:
    Dry, tight, and smaller - usually not laying.
    Moist, wide, and larger - usually laying

    Pelvic Points 2 bony points(pelvic bones) on either side of vent:
    Less than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means not laying.
    More than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means laying.
     
  7. djronron

    djronron Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info!!
     

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