Why is my 2 year old hen laying small eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Alex208, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Alex208

    Alex208 Chirping

    135
    39
    76
    Jul 11, 2017
    My hen lays a small egg every week why they have laying pellets,scratch,and oyster shells help
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    19,965
    13,438
    731
    Mar 9, 2014
    Oregon
    My Coop
    When you crack these eggs is there a yoke or is it mostly white with small pieces of tissue? In an established layer these eggs generally form when small pieces of tissue shed from the reproductive tract and an egg forms around them because the body detects those pieces and thinks it's a yolk.
     
    ChickNanny13 and aart like this.
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    19,965
    13,438
    731
    Mar 9, 2014
    Oregon
    My Coop
    Is this same bird producing normal eggs the rest of the week or as this the only egg that this hen produces each week
     
    ChickNanny13 and aart like this.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    59,559
    47,701
    1,327
    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Curious if this bird is just coming back into lay after molting and winter break?
     
    ChickNanny13 likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: