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I am getting a couple of 'fart eggs' a week, and wonder if I should be concerned.  I have 9 layers and 1 rooster, and I don't know which hen is laying these eggs.  

 

I have read several threads about 'fart eggs', and I know a lot of people have had one or two in their entire chicken experience, but a couple each week?  This has been going on for 4-5 weeks.

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How old are your layers?  How large are the eggs you are getting and have you cracked to confirm if it is a full egg (yolk and white) or just shell over white?  Are any of the birds returning to laying after a break of some sort (molt, broodiness, illness, etc)?

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I have layers from 8 months to 4 years.  The eggs do not have a yolk.  I just got my smallest yet, it is about an inch long.  The others have been a little larger.  I have not had any molting, sicknesses or broodiness.

 

For a few weeks I got a couple of huge double yolkers a week.  After thatt stopped, I have been getting these small eggs a couple of times a week, maybe slightly more often.  I have been wondering if it could be the same hen. 

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Could be one of the older birds at the end of her production...or coming out of a molt.

 

I would think that will that age range you'd have seen some molting.

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Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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