Why would my Cochin now lay tiny eggs when she was laying larger

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by leasmom, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. leasmom

    leasmom Songster

    May 25, 2008
    I have a regular Cochin hen and she usually lays small eggs sometimes 3 times a week. She started molting and didn't lay for about two weeks or three and I sat outside watching and waiting for her to lay, she usually waits for me to go in the house to lay. When I came out an hour later, there was an egg, this one is like the one I had found yesterday, a mystery egg, much smaller than her previous eggs which were pretty big for a Cochin. Why would she go smaller???
  2. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    I've heard molt can have an effect on egg-laying for a few weeks.
  3. I didn't realize that cochins laid small eggs, is it a bantam cochin or a standard? By regular I think you mean standard but want to make sure, I am considering buying some but thought they laid an average size egg.

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