White Leghorn eggs are small and watery

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bassbum2, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Bassbum2

    Bassbum2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I have a 23 week old White Leghorn that started laying eggs at about 17 weeks old, they were small and the whites were watery. She took a break from laying for about 5 weeks after only laying 5 eggs, last week she started laying again and her eggs are still small and the whites are watery. The eggs are only 1 to 1.25 ounces. Is there something i should be worried about or is this totally normal? I know there can be glitches in a pullets system at first but none of my other girls are having this problem. They get mostly layer crumble with some treats but I keep the treats to a minimum. any help or advice would be appreciated.

    Russell
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    I think she's fine. She's probably working though the glitches.
     
  3. Bassbum2

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    How long can it take for pullets to work through the glitches? I expected small eggs but small and watery I didn't expect. When I tried cooking them, I end up with mostly just the yolk as the rest of it shrivels up to nothing.

    Russell
     
  4. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know.....seems like your girl has more glitches then usual. I'd try offering oyster shell grit.
     
  5. Bassbum2

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    I have oyster shell grit available for them all the time. How would that affect the size or the contents of the egg?
     

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