Small-ish Egg Question

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Small-ish Egg Question

Post: #260645 Mustardseedmama
Thu May 17, 2012 12:13 am

I've kept chickens for 8 years now, and I have never had this happen before. My Hens are on their second season of laying, after the usual molt, and the eggs seem to be getting smaller. As in quite a bit smaller. I haven't changed the size of the flock, the feed, or the accomodations. Does anyone have any ideas?

The eggs are still fine, yolks nice and orangy, stand-up-ish in the skillet, shells are hard, just smaller.
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Re: Small-ish Egg Question

Post: #260664 The Riff-Raff Element
Thu May 17, 2012 6:33 am

Beats me: I've always found that they get larger in older birds.

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Re: Small-ish Egg Question

Post: #260696 Mustardseedmama
Thu May 17, 2012 11:10 am

Yes, I have too, which is why I am so confused!
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