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The mystery of the bantam eggs!

by Heidi on April 18th, 2009
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We were not really sure what was happening to the bantam hens eggs, then I found a half eaten egg on the floor, and by the time Steve got home from work it was entirely gone. So the bantam hen has been moved into a separate crate of her own, and she has since laid us a couple of little blue eggs. We are leaving her eggs alone in the hopes she will soon get broody.

In other egg related news, recently one of our Bev’s has taken to laying in the ducks nest, and this morning Steve checked and says to me ‘we need to look for one of the Bev’s walking funny’!


Last week we found the first ‘mini’ egg from the picture, we are sure it is from one of the Bev’s because of the colour. The day before and the day after the eggs were the normal size (the 2nd in the picture). Today’s egg is the rather large 3rd egg in the picture. For reference the 4th egg is a duck egg and the 5th is a goose egg – just to give an idea of how large todays egg is!

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  1. We have a beautiful golden Bantam hen. She started laying eggs when she was about 4.5 months old. She laid one egg aday for about 1.5 months and now she hasn’t laid an egg in about 3 weeks. We have looked all over our place and can’t find any of her eggs. Her favorite laying area was at the top of the food in the feeder. Why do you think she isn’t laying any more?

    Comment by Coopers Cluckers — September 30, 2009 @ 1:31 pm

  2. I am afraid that we are far from experts and I wouldn’t like to hazard a guess as to why your bantam has stopped laying. Around here we have been having trouble with a lack of eggs, but think that it is the hens playing hide and seek rather than not laying. Unfortunately they are much better at hiding than we are at seeking!

    There is a really interesting article titled Several Reasons Why Your Hens May Stop Laying Eggs over on The Poultry Site that might be of help to you.

    Comment by Heidi — October 5, 2009 @ 9:56 am

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