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Why did she lay a very small egg today?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ucso849, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. ucso849

    ucso849 Out Of The Brooder

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    I went out and collected eggs today and one of them laid a very small egg. All the eggs prior to today have been normal size.[​IMG]
     
  2. ucso849

    ucso849 Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure why this happen? Does anyone know y this would happen?
     
  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did the hen that laid the small egg lay eggs before?

    When a hen first starts laying her eggs are often smaller, and then the eggs get larger.
     
  4. ucso849

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    I have had them for about a month. The person I bought them off of said they have been laying, but r young.
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, but have you previously received eggs from the hen that laid the small egg?
     
  6. ucso849

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    Sorry..... Yes she has been laying regular size eggs for about 3 weeks
     
  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It happens sometimes.

    Hopefully the hen will back to her normal self tomorrow. If the hen keeps laying small eggs, then I would think there was a problem.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013
  8. ucso849

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    Ok thanks I will keep on eye on her.
     
  9. occasionally a hen will get a "hiccup" wich pretty much is she got bothered and it messed up her egg cycle this normally clears up within a day and she's back on her regular cycle

    Did she get a bit of a scare recently?

    Did she stop laying for a few days and then start again? if so she may have just stopped and started up again and need to "get back in the groove"

    did you add a knew member to the flock?

    has there been any squabbles that have been a little bigger then a peck away from the feeder?

    these eggs come small (this one even had a yolk.)
    [​IMG]
     
  10. cheekyhens

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    Aww its so cute!
     
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