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Tiny wild egg in nestbox?

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This afternoon I found a very tiny egg in the nest box, the color,  size and shape is far different than my layers and I think this must be a wild bird egg.

 

No way did a wild bird get into the coop to lay the egg but there it was sitting with a couple of regular chicken eggs.

 

I am wondering if possibly they found a wild egg in the run and one of them decided to carry it into the nestbox? I can't think of how else this could have happened.

 

Has anyone heard of this or had it happen?


Edited by Sonya9 - 3/24/16 at 2:56pm
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I find a wild bird getting into the coop easier to believe than a chicken carrying it. Could just be an oddball egg too.
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Could it be a fairy egg? Those are like mini eggs that the girls lay from time to time
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Yeah they can carry eggs. I could see the bantams possibly finding/carrying this one, they frequently go broody.

 

Here are a few accounts of egg carrying chickens: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/439844/chicken-carry-eggs

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Originally Posted by csaylorchickens View Post

Could it be a fairy egg? Those are like mini eggs that the girls lay from time to time

 

Hmmm...never heard of a fairy egg. Maybe! I have two brown egg layers (standard sized) and this egg is a different shade of very light brown.

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Hmmm...never heard of a fairy egg. Maybe! I have two brown egg layers (standard sized) and this egg is a different shade of very light brown.

Look at pic above same breed and it's lighter in color than the deep brown
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Yup! It looks exactly like the fairy egg in the pic.

 

Mystery solved! Thank you!

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