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Unusually small eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by shady chickens, May 23, 2007.

  1. shady chickens

    shady chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 5 one-year old girls - 3 black-barred rocks and 2 RI reds. Once in a while we find one very small egg, sometimes in the nest, sometimes on the floor or in the corner. Should we be concerned about this? Is one the girls unwell?
     
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I wouldn't be worried. When Obelisk gets to the end of her laying cycle, she gives an "odd" egg, be it small, soft shelled, or just a weird shape.
     
  3. DementedHam

    DementedHam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens do the same thing once they begin their laying cycle again after of have gone broody. I would say nothing to worry about.
     
  4. shady chickens

    shady chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for responding! We're new to chickens...we didn't know what to think. We usually feed the weird egg to the dogs [​IMG]
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    No problem. We all have questions at one time or another.
     

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