Why are eggs getting smaller?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Germaine_11.20, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

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    I brooded out my chicks in early autumn so they would lay in the spring.
    They were laying nice big brown eggs but I noticed in the last couple days the eggs are getting smaller.
    When do chickens molt and does that cause smaller eggs? They are 9 months old now.
    Thanks!
     
  2. montcapu

    montcapu Songster

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    yes durign the molt they tend to have smaller eggs or no eggs at all..... also depending on weather it could have an effect on it

    thanks
     
  3. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

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    Thank you very much, I was trying to decide if I was crazy (thinking they were smaller--but they are!) or just doing something wrong.
     

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