Why am i getting small eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by belly, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. belly

    belly Out Of The Brooder

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  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Can't say but I'd be glad if mine laid an egg of any size.
     
  3. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    IMO there is a direct corelation between the feed ingested and the size of the egg. Consider too, in cold weather some of the chickens energy goes to keeping warm thus redirected from egg production.
     
  4. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Boy those must be some very small eggs!
     
  5. bigg

    bigg Out Of The Brooder

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    what kind of rooster are they with?
     
  6. belly

    belly Out Of The Brooder

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    The funny thing is that as it has got colder they have not slowed down with the amount of eggs they are laying and the only thing I have done different is changed from 16% feed to 20% feed. The rooster I have is Polish/hoodan but I don't think he knows he is a rooster he never crows and I have never seen him try and mate with any of the hens.
     
  7. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you saying all of those eggs were laid by the same hen?
     
  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Silkies are a bantam bird and suppose to lay small eggs. The egg on the far right appears to a large egg (but nothing to reference size to) from a standard sized hen. Your silkies should not be laying anything close to a standard size egg.
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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    Why would you think a bantam sized bird should lay a regular sized egg? [​IMG]
     
  10. belly

    belly Out Of The Brooder

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