What's wrong here???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joebwe25, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What the heck is wrong with this egg? Why is it so...































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    small?[​IMG]
    She's not a banty, but she only laid two eggs this whole winter.
    Is it because she hasn't laid in such a long time?
    Please tell Me.
    Thanks,
    joebwe25
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2009
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Eggs get larger over time. If she hasn't been laying her eggs will be small until her plumbing gets up to working speed. The egg factory has to mature over time. If her eggs remain small then you chalk itup to genetics and she will just be an odd lot hen that lays small eggs.
     
  3. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's four years old, and we've never gotten a small egg like that from her.
     
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    production is starting to go down? [​IMG]
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Age and winter would explain it.

    Remember you are working with a biological product. The egg plant has hiccups and issues based on age, environment and other conditions.
     
  6. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Miss Prissy you are such a wonderful source of valuable information. It makes me wonder if perhaps you should change your avatar to a picture of a sage hen.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You are sweet! [​IMG]
     

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