Jump to content

Tiny Eggs (Alternate days!)

Recommended Posts

I have 4 healthy happy hybrids around 9 months old, regularly laying beautiful eggs. During winter they are getting some extra protein daily however recently some one chicken is laying a tiny egg (birds egg size)then a normal size egg the next. I’m sure this is just a change in daylight hours/energy levels but wanted to double check with some more experienced members that this isn’t anything more sinister? Thanks J 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sounds as though you are describing a 'wind' egg, as they are called. If you break one open is there a yolk or some tiny piece of something in the centre? Caused by a piece of material (seen tiny black spots) being dropped into the oviduct instead of a full sized yolk. We've had plenty of these at the end of a laying season, but often that hen has never laid proper eggs again. We have two hens here that stopped laying two years ago after laying half a dozen wind eggs. They are both perfectly healthy otherwise.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...