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Who laid this egg?

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This morning I went out to my coop where I have one duck and one drake separated from the rest of the flock because they are being treated for bumble foot. My little girl is about 8 months old and has been laying eggs on and off but today in her coop I found the littles egg I have ever seen. Here is a picture of it next to the eggs I got from 2 of my other girls. It is so small but looks like on of her eggs as far as color and shape. I was wondering if it was somehow laid by her or if we have a sneaky local bird trying to lay eggs in her house. What are your thoughts? Could not getting enough food do this? Or could the antibiotics?
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More than likely hers. Occationally you can get egg oddities, little ones are one of them. Sometimes they contain a tiny yolk, sometimes there's no yolk but a piece of tissue, and sometimes there's nothing, just egg white. I call them fart eggs.
Edited by Firekin1 - 4/9/16 at 12:02pm
I have 1 fat cat, and raise true black/blue, silver, white and wheaten Ameraucanas, runmpless araucana, Olive eggers, speckled sussex, wheaten and copper marans, lavender orpingtons, 1 pet delaware hen, white crested and buff laced polish, 1 pet barred rock hen,1 ring neck cock pheasant, 6 ring neck hens, 4 guinea fowl, a smorgasbord of turkeys, 2 kids, and 1 husband.
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I have 1 fat cat, and raise true black/blue, silver, white and wheaten Ameraucanas, runmpless araucana, Olive eggers, speckled sussex, wheaten and copper marans, lavender orpingtons, 1 pet delaware hen, white crested and buff laced polish, 1 pet barred rock hen,1 ring neck cock pheasant, 6 ring neck hens, 4 guinea fowl, a smorgasbord of turkeys, 2 kids, and 1 husband.
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Some refer to these as 'fart' eggs.  They happen sometimes at the start or end of a laying cycle - the disruption in her housing may have had an effect that caused this also.

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